Best Community Initiative
James Gillespie High School
James Gillespie’s High School – The Spark
An excellent series of articles on the refugee and migrant crisis with a report from a selection of Edinburgh’s politicians plus interviews with local refugee charities and support groups defined this community initiative. Addressing a global disaster from a local standpoint and investigating the core issues including ‘How Edinburgh Sees Syria’ is an excellent example of how to build the relevance of a publication and attract a wider audience – a stand out piece of journalism!
Headington School – Aqila
The team at Headington chose to support the Womankind charity by donating the sales of their magazine which amounted to £300. The ethos of Aquila is closely linked with the charity – exploring the role of women in diverse cultures and religions. The Womankind Charity aims to end violence against women worldwide through education and practical aid.
Oundle – Oundle Chronicle
The judges commented this was akin to a community newspaper with a wide range of local news stories. Features included, supporting the local library, prevention strategy in schools to counter radicalisation and a million pound refurbishment for a community café.