St Matthew Wins Award!

St Matthew Academy Win ‘Harrison Cup’ at Stationers’ Hall.

Six budding journalists from St Matthew Academy, having spent months planning, writing, and designing their new magazine ‘OPTICS,’ won the prestigious 7th National ‘Shine’ School Media Awards, held at Stationers’ Hall in London.

This fantastic competition, run by The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, asks young people across the country to create a school newspaper or magazine; the entries are then judged by a panel of industry experts. The winners from St Matthew Academy, Blackheath were presented with the Harrison Cup, and £1000 to spend on resources at the Academy!  

The Shine School Media Awards said: ‘We love it when a school enters Shine for the first time and shows us a publication full of raw energy, compulsive enthusiasm and grit. This is the case with St Matthew Academy’s ‘Optics.’ Every year Shine gives the Harrison Cup to a school that has done something wonderful; that we feel drawn to recognise – but perhaps hasn’t won another award. ‘Optics’ is the perfect example of such an entry – and we can’t wait to find out what St Matthew Academy comes up with next year!’

Congratulations to the young people from St Matthew Academy for creating such an amazing magazine and to the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newsmakers/Shine Awards team for inspiring so many young people!

Mr Simpson and Mr Cameron.