Jill Dando News reporters across two schools have been sharing their top good news story writing tips 

By Jill Dando News

Jill Dando News reporters across two schools have been sharing their top good news story writing tips together.

Students from Priory Community School Academy (PCSA) and The King Alfred School Academy (TKASA) in Somerset got together over a Google Meet video call.

PCSA were sharing tips with some 18 new reporters that started at TKASA this week.

It is the latest initiative by Jill Dando News at The Priory Learning Trust.

Last week, Jill’s older brother Nigel Dando gave top tips on headline and story writing to enthusiastic pupils at the Hewish site of St Anne’s Church Academy in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

The week before, Weston Mercury reporter Charlie Williams popped into PCSA to give his own journalism tips.

Jill Dando News was set up in honour of Jill, the former Worle Community School Academy student who went on to become the very best of TV journalism for the BBC, yet remained kind and humble.

The reporters learn incredible media skills, and build their self-esteem during their work.

Meanwhile, those who read the stories in the Good News Post and wider media feel more positive, making for a happier world. 

The Editor at the Good News Post said: “This was a tremendous tip sharing meeting between the reporters. It is wonderful to see the enthusiasm for all things good news.”

There are good news reporters at Worle Community School Academy, Priory Community School Academy, The King Alfred School Academy, St Anne’s Church Academy, Castle Batch School Academy, Pawlett Primary School Academy, West Huntspill Community Primary and East Huntspill Community Primary. 

Jill Dando reporters get to interview people in the community as well as high-profile celebrities. They make the world a better place, one story at a time.

A former pupil from St Anne’s interviewed the Prime Minister twice, once in Somerset and once in Downing Street.

They also interviewed TV legend Fiona Bruce for top tips.