Students create newsletter

Twenty-five students at the Savannah Primary School have published their own newsletter.

Savannah Primary students

Savannah Primary students show off their newsletter The Forest Times. Photo: Jewel Levy

Titled The Forest Times, the 36-page newsletter contains news, police reports, editorial, letters to the editor, advertisements, classifieds, recipes, weather, a TV guide, sports news and funnies.

Among the stories included in the report are record-breaking touchdowns by Brent Whitaker; granny sues wolf for breaking in and disguising himself as her by Karlie Jackson; a do not try this recipe at home by Wayne Cato; help from Little Red Riding Hood with insurance bills and more by Heather Jackson; Puss in Boots sentenced to six months at the pound by Brent Whittaker; and, in the weather report, a chance of snow on Friday by Tattianna Jimenez.

The Years 5 and 6 reading enrichment group said they used the story of Little Red Riding Hood in a similar format of the Compass newspaper to create the basis of their stories for the newsletter.

The idea for the newsletter came about after students paid a visit to the Caymanian Compass during the company’s 40th anniversary celebrations last October.

Printed on the school compound, copies of the newsletter are available to students for 50 cents.

Students met with reading enrichment teacher Carol Peart three days a week beginning in October to work on the project.

Although the project had some hiccups along the way, Ms Peart, along with the students, said they were pleased with the end results.

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