The Diamond Tree

Dear Catherine, Just a quick note to give you some comments on the Newspaper in a altDay, which you recently undertook with my class. The whole event was really memorable and the children’s final product was a worthwhile publication, which parents have been able to purchase. The publication was of a professional high quality, and the children were delighted to see their written work in print, and accredited to them. I was struck by the way in which the children worked to your strict deadline – they HAD to be finished by lunchtime (no extra half hour available in the afternoon!) The children had a deadline to meet, in order to get the paper out and they rose to the challenge and worked to it. Apart from the super writing experiences which the children were involved in, they were also given a range of the vocabulary and terminology of newspaper production, thus allowing the children an insight into the world of journalism. Every child was involved and key roles were found for everyone. Your own personal experience of journalism and anecdotal references brought the adult world of work alive to the children. Thank you again for the experience you gave my class. I hope that we can work together again in the future. Yours sincerely, Mr Lloyd Class 4 St Saviour's Primary School Bacup