Tarporley journalists shine again

Tarporley Sixth Form’s ‘Term’ magazine has received commendations and praise at the national ‘Shine School Media Awards’ for the fourth year in succession. Out of over 200 schools, the magazine edition won ‘Best Business Strategy’ (Katie Warburton and Lizzie Craven) and a prestigious commendation for ‘Best Article’ (Issy Clarke). Issy’s prize includes a one-to-one journalistic masterclass with former Telegraph Editor and political journalist, Simon Heffer, this October. In addition, the team were nominated for a further two awards: Best cartoon (Aaron Jones) and Best Photograph (Anna Steward).

Six students who had been heavily involved in the production of Term magazine accompanied Mrs McMillan to London. Editor, Niamh Craig stated that: “The day was truly inspirational and provided a real insight into the media industry – a field I am eager to enter beyond Sixth Form. As a team, we have strived to achieve the very best quality of articles, photographs, artwork and design. As Editor, I’m beyond amazed at the team’s commitment and drive to make our latest issue one that we can all be proud of.”

The winning edition benefitted from a generous donation from the George Heath Foundation, which provided funding for new technical and photographic equipment. The magazine featured an interview with two trustees from the Foundation. As an ex Tarporley Sixth Form student, George Heath had studied journalism at University so the ‘Legacy’ themed issue seemed entirely appropriate. The Foundation’s dragonfly motif and George’s favourite colour, pink, became prominent symbols throughout.