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Shine School Media Awards 2020


I am delighted to report that the AX NEWS team have won two awards and received a ‘Highly Commended’ in the Shine School Media Awards annual competition. The virtual pre-recorded ceremony took place on Monday 29th June and the AX NEWS received the following awards:



Highly CommendedBest Newspaper Front Page

Winner: Best Print & Design (We will receive a training workshop from the British Printing Industries Federation) 
Comment from Judge - Neil Lovell: 'Well put together and thought through publication mirroring the traditional local news format and a pretty complete publication in his view'.

Winner: Best Newspaper  (3 students will go to Times Educational Supplement in London for a winners workshop)
Comment from Judges: 'Fulfilled the function of a newspaper with its professionalism & expertise in its traditional design, clean layout, engaging newsy school content and connection to the local community; it's a very worthy winner of the Best Newspaper'.

WELL DONE to the AX NEWS team for their hard work and dedication to the newspaper project; this is fantastic news and you should be very proud.

A big thank you to Tim Greenfield from the University of Lincoln for supporting us over the past 9 years and Mortons Print Limited.

Mrs Cox

Click on the link below to watch the Shine School Awards 2020 

Shine School Awards 2020 - winners ceremony


AX NEWS - Spring 2020

Over the past few weeks, 14 students from Years 7, 8 & 9 have been busy preparing articles for the spring edition of the ‘AX NEWS’.

Copies of the newspaper have been distributed to students, parents & members of the community.  Click on the link below to download a copy of the AX NEWS or pick up a copy in and around Crowle - Enjoy the read.

AX NEWS Spring 2020 

FirstNews - Runner Up in the Secondary School Newspaper of the Year 2018-19

Well done to the AX NEWS team.
They have received Runner Up in the Secondary School Newspaper of the Year in the FirstNews School Newspaper of the Year Awards 2018-19.

Shine School Media Awards 2019

We were delighted to be shortlisted in the Best Newspaper Front Page category and to receive a 'Highly Commended' award in the Best Newspaper Award category at the Shine Awards ceremony. Our students were presented with a beautiful decorative scroll to mark their achievements.
Well done to all the AX News Team for all their hard work and commitment to the newspaper.
The newest edition of the AX News is out now.

The Axholme Academy wins an Award for the AX NEWS

We're very proud to announce that we are winners of the First News Secondary School Newspaper of the Year Award 2014!

First News said ‘It was a tough decision and they received tonnes of entries for each category (Primary, Secondary & Special School Newspaper) but with help from their editors and Anthony Horowitz, our newspaper was selected.

They had some great feedback from Anthony and he was so impressed with the content, layout and effort.

Anthony's feedback was: This is a bright, confident newspaper from a busy, successful school. I was really struck by its fantastic range of subjects…French spelling, flamenco, fire fighting, cancer support and anti-bullying. Dare I say – axcellent?

First News Editors comments: What a wonderful publication! It looks so professional and is very well written. It looks like your schools gets up to some very exciting activities, you're very lucky. What a fantastic experience being able to go and work with the university and to gain experience of what it's like working in a newspaper office. We can see that the whole community must appreciate your efforts. Keep it up! 

The Axholme Academy Principal, Joe Sellars, said ‘To win this national award and receive such amazing feedback from an eminent author like Anthony Horowitz is very special. Over a number of years our student journalists supported by Andrea Cox, Steph Parkinson and Lincoln University have produced excellent school newspapers that reflect the enormous number of opportunities our students are able to take advantage of. These are distributed across our community and via our website. Congratulations to everyone concerned.’

 Partner Primary Newspaper

With the success of the student newspaper; over the past few weeks Mrs Cox  has been visiting pupils at our partner primary schools to help them prepare articles for the Axholme Alliance newspaper

For more information please click on the following link:  Partner Primary Newspaper

Please download your copy of the 'AX NEWS'