“Writing articles can be a daunting task,” said editor Janine Pulford when she talked to a group of Ferndown Upper School students during a ‘how to’ workshop on 22 October.
Director of local publishing company mags4dorset, Janine edits 4Dorset and Viewpoint Magazine and had been invited to run the workshop by the school’s CEIL (Centre of Excellence for Industrial Liasion) unit. This aims to to bridge the gap between education and employment by developing skills required by employers.
The 10 students including the current editor and assistant editor of the school magazine, Abbie and Chloe, were given pointers on how to write successful articles for press releases and other media, as well as tips on editing.
“There is nothing as rewarding as being able to pass on experience and knowledge to students keen to follow a similar career path,” said Janine. “They all seemed to take something positive from the workshop and if any of them would like to submit an article to me, I would be very happy to consider it for publication.”
The CEIL unit at Ferndown Upper School has been set up under the umbrella of the Budmouth CEIL in Weymouth.