Priory pupils awarded for efforts

PRIORY Community School pupils have been officially recognised for their journalistic efforts.

PRIORY Community School pupils have been officially recognised for their journalistic efforts.

The group was commended at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich by leading figures in the art, media and education worlds.

The students had taken part in The Big Conversation 2007, a competition developed by the Department for Children, School and Families (DCSF) to mark the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade.

Youngsters, aged 11-14, were asked to develop journalistic projects in the form of a newspaper article, audio interview or short film, exploring the legacies of the period in history.


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The entries portrayed students' thoughts on issues such as diversity, racism, heritage and identity.

The Priory Community School pupils were commended at the event by minister of state for schools and learners, Jim Knight.

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