Britannia Bees

We all really enjoyed newspaper in a day! My mum and dad were thrilled!! They said it was beautiful 



(sorry, that joke just came to me!)

Yours sincerely                                                                                                       



Thanks for the great day; we really enjoyed it, especially when the first draft came through. The whole class were "buzzing" in their seats! (Really bad joke...)

The day was thrilling and I thank you greatly for the day; now I know what a "snapper" is! It really was great fun!

Many thanks,



Its Jacob I am sending a message to you to say thanks for coming and doing a news paper in a day it was soooooooooooooooooooooooo fun like a ride doing exiting stuff. I thought I was going to do a bad job at the newspaper (like mess up or something) but no I did have lots of fun and did a great job so did you, making it, teaching us stuff and much much, more !!!!!!

Thank you Catherine


Thanks for the best day ever would love to do it again. My dad loved it and thought I did it all by myself. It was fantastic and hope you are happy with what came out, we all learnt something new that will be in our heads and we will never forget thanks for coming and hope you had a good time because I did and loved what came out at the end.

Many Thanks



To Catherine

We really enjoyed making our articles in the Britannia Bees newspaper. We loved learning about old newspapers and new words we did not know before. Our parents really enjoyed reading our newspaper. Thank you for coming; we loved it.

We had a great experience!



Thank you for the news paper in a day. My mom and dad said that the news paper was nice.

The part that I liked the most was when you gave out the sheets and we needed to say what the words meant.

Thank you for the day for coming to our school and did a newspaper so thank you for the day





Hi Catherine,

I really enjoyed the newspaper in a day !!!!!! I was buzzing with excitement when I saw a new visitor joining us for a day. I loved all of the really tricky questions at the start of the day. I liked sharing my ideas out to the class, and I especially liked how my title was used for the newspaper. My favourite part was when the snapper came round asking if he could take a picture of us!! It was a really good experience. My Mum was really pleased with the final result and so was everyone else!

Yours sincerely

Hannah :)


Year 6 has just completed another successful 'newspaper in a day' production which saw the launch of a third edition: "Britannia Bees".

What amazes me, year on year, is just how much Catherine achieves with a group of children in such a brief workshop.

After a thoroughly interesting introduction to the world of journalism which involved a quiz, teamwork and choosing a name for the paper, the kids were sent off in small groups to research and prepare their respective articles. This year, Cath showed great skill by including a number of retiring children; one in particular who became the 'snapper' was so chuffed with the responsibility he could hardly contain himself!

In fact Cath's rapport with the group, I feel sure, is the key to her success.

And then the magic happens: within just over 2 hours of her leaving, the class watched the white board on the edge of their seats as the first draft appeared by email before their very eyes.

Thanks so much for another great experiences, and we look forward to next year's visit!

Mr Overton

Year 6 teacher

Britannia Primary School