Academy win national award and high praise for their ‘axcellent’ newspaper

A Lincolnshire academy has been named as the winner of a newspaper award and received high praise from a well-known children’s author.

The Axholme Academy pupils were described as “bright” and “confident” by Alex Rider series’ author Anthony Horowitz.

The school, in Crowle, was announced winner of the First News Secondary School Newspaper of the Year Award 2014 this summer for its AX News publication.

Mr Horowitz said: “This is a bright, confident newspaper from a busy, successful school. I was really struck by its fantastic range of subjects, French spelling, flamenco, firefighting, cancer support and anti-bullying. Dare I say, axcellent?”

School Principal Joe Sellars said: “Over a number of years our student journalists supported by Andrea Cox and Lincoln University have produced excellent school newspapers that reflect the enormous number of opportunities our students are able to take advantage of.”

Picture: News team celebrate success with teacher Andrea Cox

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