Jill Dando news students meet hundreds of family visitors to their school’s Open Evening

Jill Dando news students meet hundreds of family visitors to their school’s Open Evening

By Jill Dando News

The Jill Dando News student reporters produced games, quizzes and also a creative ‘solve the clue’ competition.

Families and prospective students were touring round Worle Community School Academy, part of The Priory Learning Trust, where the Jill Dando News scheme began in 2017.

Students in schools across Jill’s former school, schools in the county of Somerset, as well as in Africa are being inspired to do positive, kind and brilliant journalism in memory of the murdered TV presenter.

Aged 8 to 18, they are real-life news reporters, finding positive stories, turning bad news into good and believing that ‘all things are possible’.

Pictured are a few of the students who are driving forward getting all the stories of brilliant students out of their school, community and the rest of the world.

The first graduate of Jill Dando News at Worle Academy - Olivia Finch, 18, who went to The King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge and who is now studying to be a doctor at Bristol University.

Their stories are posted onto the Good News Post www.GoodNewsPost.co.uk - which is a newspaper for a new age of angst, uniquely combining News and Happiness, with a theme ‘News That’s Good For You’.

Another graduate Samara Siviter, 19, has become Mental Health Correspondent after leaving King Alfred Sixth Form.

Reporters have already interviewed Prime Minister Boris Johnson in front of a TV audience of millions inside Downing Street and they have been acclaimed by stars and celebrities including Sir Richard Branson, Sir Cliff Richard and Fiona Bruce.

Reporters have also had tips from journalists such as Fiona Bruce and Sophie Ridge.

Jill Dando News is a thriving expanding legacy of Jill Dando who rose to become Britain’s best TV journalist - and who remained being kind, humble and brilliant. Students are following in her footsteps with her character, kindness, ambition and aspiration.

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