THE HIGH LIFE: By Spalding High School students
Equipped with a new team of editors, The High Quarterly – an online newspaper written and published by the students of Spalding High School, first launched just six years ago – published its eleventh edition on July 17, prior to the students’ departure for the summer holidays.
Comprised of over 130 articles to suit every interest, the current edition of The High Quarterly has sections covering not just all aspects of the curriculum but ranging from current affairs, film, business and gardening, writes HOLLY STEVENSON.
Being that most of the previous editorial team left school for A level examinations and, furthermore, university, a new team was selected by editor-in-chief, Mrs Rossi, after students were given the opportunity to apply for the role of editor for their chosen section.
Unlike the previous team of around nine editors, most of which were in charge of numerous sections each, each section is now run by a team of up to four editors that collect articles for their section.
Following the success of the High Quarterly in the years preceding the new team, students were able to interview inspirations, such as the sculptor Joseph Hillier, speak to departing teachers on their time at the school and provide analysis and comment on subjects such as police brutality in the US and the effectiveness of the Foreign Aid Policy.
In a short period of only three weeks, the team of editors was able to construct an edition of thought-provoking, interesting and mature articles to captivate the many readers
In a short period of only three weeks, the team of editors was able to construct an edition of thought-provoking, interesting and mature articles to captivate the many readers.
Following the great success of the new High Quarterly team’s inaugural edition, I am eager to continue on as an editor for the school newspaper and am excited by the opportunities it creates. It is a wonderful opportunity for students to immerse themselves in school life, arts, current affairs and journalism.
SO MANY GREAT OPPORTUNITIES
Returning to school against the blustery gales tells you one thing: summer has officially ended, and the school year has begun again.
However, the start of Spalding High’s academic year brings with it excitement and opportunities for students to explore areas of the curriculum in wider depth.
Pupils will be able to get involved in activities such as The Big Draw, Shakespeare workshops and trips to Sorrento, Iceland and Athens, amongst others to museums, art galleries and science fayres.
The new academic year sees many opportunities for students both in and outside of the classroom.