Hampton’s budding journalists scooped five prizes at this year’s Newsquest Young Reporter awards, with Sixth Form pupil Josh Bartholomew taking the Top Young Reporter award for Year 12 and 13 pupils across the region.

Over 500 pupils from schools across London and the South East participated in the Young Reporter 2020 scheme, which required entrants to produce eight articles in specific categories over a period of eight months on a local topic of their choice.

The Hamptonians received warm praise from Young Reporter coordinator Diana Jarvis:

The standard of writing from Hampton was exceptional and the judges were impressed by the quality of articles. As always the boys are extremely enthusiastic and are a pleasure to deal with. Their confidence in researching and writing up articles is often outstanding.

The Hampton winners are as follows:

  • Overall Top Young Reporter Y12/13 – Josh Bartholomew
  • Winner: Feature Category Y12/13 – Josh Bartholomew
  • Winner: Interview Category Y12/13 – Josh Bartholomew (Matt Legg – OH 2015 – interview)
  • Commended –  Interview Category Y10/11 – Tom Scott
  • Commended – Breaking News Category Y10/11 – Jamie Reger

To read some of the fantastic articles from this year’s award winners, click on the magazine link below:

Congratulations to all the Hampton pupils who participated in this year’s scheme.

If you’re interested in taking part in the Young Reporter 2021 initiative, check your School emails in the coming week to find out more about this scheme for Fourth Year pupils and above.

Take a look at the video below to find out how the Young Reporter Scheme works:


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