Gill Rennard, Haslingden High School

Catherine Smyth has worked freelance for Haslingden High School since September 2009, writing news stories for the local press and compiling the news magazine ‘Haslingden Highlights’. We have found Catherine thorough in the work she has done for us and her approach is personable and flexible. She writes up news stories immediately and always lets the school know where she is up to.

‘Haslingden Highlights’ looks very professional. It is well set out, well-written and interesting. Catherine has communicated well with the school throughout. We are very pleased with the work she has done for us.

Gill Rennard
Deputy Headteacher

Rossendale Probus Club

Thank you for an excellent talk on Wednesday. The members thoroughly enjoyed it.

Christopher Laithwaite

Balladen Primary School
Balladen Express

The feedback from the staff, parents and children on the production of the paper has been fantastic and everyone said how impressive the end result was.
All in all, I think the process was very worthwhile and realistic. We will be repeating the exercise and will be in touch. I would recommend the project to anybody.

Peter Sumner

Headteacher