Hampton’s budding journalists have excelled in this year’s Newsquest Young Reporter awards.

The online journalism scheme is open to schools across London and the South East and challenges pupils to produce eight news articles in specific categories over a period of eight months. The pieces produced are published on the Newsquest This is Local London website. Congratulations to Fourth Year pupils Josh Hood, Vishal Saha and Harry Takla who have been named winners in the 2021 competition. Reporting on local events, the Hamptonians produced articles ranging from a local hairdressing hero to life in a Premier League academy.

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

Once again Hampton School pipped other students to the post with three winners this year. Josh Hood won top place in the Event category with his article ‘Seven students save struggling side’ and Vishal Saha and Harry Takla both performed well in the Sport Category, which is the first time we have run this category. Hundreds of pupils started the scheme back in September, and all three Hampton boys should be very proud of their achievements.

Further details of the Hamptonians’ awards are as follows:

  • Winner: Event Category Y10/11 – Josh Hood
  • Highly Commended – Sport Category Y10/11 – Vishal Saha
  • Commended – Sport Category Y10/11 – Harry Takla

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

Young Reporter 2021

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

If you’re interested in taking part in the Young Reporter 2022 initiative, check your School emails in the autumn term to find out more about the scheme which is open to Fourth Year pupils and above.

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