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Sligo Grammar School produces a magazine every year, compiled and edited by TY students, using PhotoShop and InDesign. The Magazine takes the form of a newsletter, printed in instalments and contained within a folder, documenting the activities and events of the year. The publication is different every year, with a different name and format. Ms. Hynes, the teacher in charge of producing the “school mag” views the whole process as a core learning experience for TYs.
“We wish each year group to have complete ownership of their own production, assuming the responsibility for the look and content of the newsletter. They have to decide what goes into the magazine as well as make sure that each edition is printed by the deadline. This alone is a great learning experience incorporating many skills including the all-important one – learning to work together!”
The magazine is kept within a folder and the idea is that during the course of the year families will collect memorabilia from the year – theatre tickets, newspaper reports, Prize Day and Carol Service programmes etc., and keep all together in the folder.
The folder is sent out with the first edition at Christmas with the following edition sent out at the end of the school year.