Winners of the Northern Star NIE Newspaper of the Year award were Durrumbul Public School students Audi Jadman (left), 11, Aaron Wilson, 12, and Ryan Uren, 12. Noah Pippen-O’Brien was absent.
Winners of the Northern Star NIE Newspaper of the Year award were Durrumbul Public School students Audi Jadman (left), 11, Aaron Wilson, 12, and Ryan Uren, 12. Noah Pippen-O’Brien was absent. Jacklyn Wagner

Durrumbul school students win

IT’S not often that a headline ‘A recipe for disaster’ means good news, but in the case of the Newspapers in Education Awards, it was great news for Durrumbul Public School.

With a story about a nasty intersection between two schools, an eye-catching headline and a well-written piece, the four Year 5 and 6 students – Audi Jadman, 11, Aaron Wilson, 12, Ryan Uren, 12, and Noah Pippen-O’Brien, 12 – received three of the NIE Awards presented yesterday at Lismore City Hall.

“They won Primary School Best Story, Best Headline and the overall Newspaper of the Year,” Durrumbul Primary School principal, Anne Reichart said.

“I am incredibly blessed to be their teacher and have such students who have a natural passion for writing.”

Ms Reichart believes the students have learnt so much through creating the Durrumbul Rumble, their contribution to the NIE program.

“They have learnt how to construct an article and to be factual without bias,” she said.

Northern Star judge, Susanna Freymark, was impressed with the importance of the article.

“Send this to the RTA,” she said. “Your story may be the catalyst to get something done.”

Understandably the budding journalists were excited by their wins.

“We’re kind of amazed to see the number of awards we won,” Ryan said. “We love writing and reading.”



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