Nigel Dando gives top tips on story writing to Jill Dando News reporters 

By Jill Dando News

Nigel Dando has been giving top tips on headline and story writing to reporters writing in memory of his little sister, Jill Dando.

He visited the enthusiastic pupils at the Hewish site of St Anne’s Church Academy in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

Nigel Dando with reporters and staff from the Jill Dando News team

Nigel, with 48 years of journalism experience, gave tips on news writing and a very funny story about baked beans which illustrated the headline-writing skill.

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.

There have now been hundreds of children and students over nearly six years who have been involved in Jill Dando News.

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. 

Nigel said: “It was brilliant to be with the reporters.”

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.

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

Reporters also interviewed TV legend Fiona Bruce for top tips.


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