Youngsters at Westlea Primary School have stretched their composition skills after discovering how writing takes place in settings outside the classroom.
Link magazine publisher Roger Ogle gave talks to two assemblies in late September about how the publication is put together every month, with particular emphasis on making every word count.
Writing coordinator Julie Field said she was delighted with the reaction from pupils. “The point that really struck them was the fact that stories in The Link are proofread several times.
“Teachers are always saying to children to read through their work before they think it’s finished.
"They were really surprised when they saw some of the draft pages of the magazine with corrections all over them. We were able to talk to them about this and how important it is to read and redraft as part of the process of writing.”
Above, Year 6 pupils holding pages from the magazine before folding, stapling and finishing. Right, Nandita Damarla with a tool of the trade