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Issue 6

by Kyson Chronicles

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Kyson Chronicles
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Issue 6
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March 2023
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A New Term, A New Team!
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Flowers are blooming, Easter eggs are waiting to be eaten and a fluffy lamb has skipped its way along to Kyson's nursery! This term has seen author visits, a Speaker's corner, World Book Day, a planetarium visit, bridge building and lots of learning! Read on to find out what else has captured our imagination.
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Contents:
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- Meet the Journalists
- A Real Life Journalist
- Lots of Treats - recipes from Kyson!
- School Council
- Music
- All Things Wild
- Forest School
- World Book Day
- Nick Butterworth
- What's Next? - Reading Quiz
- Kyson Library
- World Poem Day
- The Malamader Poems
- We Ask the Brain Buddies....
- The Art Studio
- What a Wonderful World!
- P.E. at Kyson
Meet the Journalists!
We have another fantastic writing team!
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Eliza
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Evelyn
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Hope
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Cameron
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Holly
I am listening to...
Muse and Lincoln Park

I am reading now...
A.N.T.I.D.O.T.E. by Malorie Blackman

What's on my plate? 
A lot!

At the weekends you will find me...
Playing netball

My not-so-secret talent is...
Mini-figure painting
I am listening to...
Watermelon Sugar by Harry Styles. It's a great song to listen to in the Summer as it's set at the beach. ☀️ 🍉 🏖️

I am reading now...
The Catastrophic Friendship Fails of Lottie Brooks

My not-so-secret talent is... cycling.
I am listening to...
Neoni and Paramore
I am reading now...
The Nevermoor Series and Pages & Co
What's on my plate? 
Halloumi cheese and black olive pizza
At the weekends you will find me...
Dancing (modern theatre and ballet)
My not-so-secret talent is...
Drawing, electric guitar and drums (a bit)
I am listening to...
Lots of things!

I am reading now...
Storm Cat

What's on my plate? 
Steak and gammon

At the weekends you will find me...
Playing with my cats and doing 2p machines
I am listening to...
Black Magic by Little Mix
I am reading now...
Harry Potter and theHalf Blood Prince and Tilly and the Lost Princess
What's on my plate?
Pasta pesto
At the weekends you will find me...
In town
My not-so-secret talent is...
Ballet!!!
Meet the Journalists!
We have another fantastic writing team!
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Ollie
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Luna
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Lily
I am listening to...
The Nutcracker Suite

I am reading now...
Grishaverse (Shadow & Bone)

At the weekends you will find me...
At TESCO EXTRA

My not-so-secret talent is...
Ballet and playing the violin. I am in the orchestra!
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Rose
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Paisley
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Nathan
I am listening to...
Pop music and electronic.
I am reading now...
The Unadoptables.
What's on my plate?
Macaroni cheese or doughnuts
At the weekends you will find me...
Relaxing at my house or eating out at Nando's
My not-so-secret talent is...
Writing and drawing
I am listening to...
Mockingbird and Dancin (sped up).
I am reading now...
Once, Then and Now all by Morris Gleitzman.
What's on my plate?
Skittles and M&Ms!
At the weekends you will find me...
On the stage!
My not-so-secret talent is...
I LOVE drawing!
I am listening to...
Mockingbird
I am reading now...
After by Morris Glentman
What's on my plate? 
Gnocchi
At the weekends you will find me...
Playing football!
My not-so-secret talent is...
Being a goalkeeper.
I am listening to...
Anti-hero by Taylor Swift
I am reading now...
Rent A Bridesmaid by Jacqueline Wilson
What's on my plate? 
Spaghetti bolognese
At the weekends you will find me...
In town.
My not-so-secret talent is...
Art.
I am listening to...
Believer by Imagine Dragons
I am reading now...
Warrior Cats
What's on my plate?
Tomato pasta. 
At the weekends you will find me...
Reading.
My not-so-secret talent is...
Playing the piano.
A real life journalist
We ask the journalist, Abygail Fossett, who wrote the Nick Butterworth article what it’s like to be a journalist.
Written by Kyson journalist Rose W
How can you tell what would make a good story? - Cameron

A story needs to either affect lots of people, or interest a lot of people. The first point is easy - if a busy road is closed and nobody can get to work on time, or an application for hundreds of houses to be built in Woodbridge is approved, thousands of people will want to read about it. 
The second one is trickier, but it comes with experience. Certain topics are always popular - crime always hooks readers. But if a story really interests you, the chances are that plenty of others will feel the same.

Is the key to being a good journalist being nosey? - Eliza

In a way, yes! It is key for journalists to be interested in the world around them, and to ask the questions people want the answers to. The key words to remember are: who, what, when, where and why.
As a journalist, you need to be polite, but also firm. A lot of the time, people won’t want you to publish the story you are working on. For example, imagine a man who owns lots of farmland in Woodbridge and wants to cover it in solar panels instead. He will be worried that if you publish the story, lots of people might complain to the council and his planning application will be rejected. So, he will probably refuse to speak to you when you call, and hope you go away. But this is a big story, so you need to politely tell him that you are going to publish it anyway, and it will be better for him to give his side of the story.

Do you have to travel to research stories? - Rose

For most journalists, no. You will need to write several stories a day, and this would be hard if you were doing lots of traveling in between. Most of the time, I interview people over the phone. However, if something big is happening, your boss will definitely want you to travel there. When Ed Sheeran came to Ipswich in summer and gave a surprise concert on the Cornhill, we ran there as fast as we could!

More questions on the next page!!
Are the deadlines sometimes stressful?
Very stressful! The two golden phrases of any news outlet in the world are: Be first, and Be the best. So, you want to be the first to tell a story, and not get beaten by one of your rivals. But you also want to write the best story, which has all the most important information and gets the facts spot on.This is difficult to do under time pressure, but you get quicker as you learn. Sometimes, things are out of your control, and you just have to do the best you can. At the East Anglian Daily Times, we have to send all our articles to the printers by 7:30pm to get them in the newspaper the following morning. But when the Queen died, Buckingham Palace did not confirm it until 6:30pm. This was huge news - think about how many people saved their newspapers the next day, to keep in memory boxes. And we only had one hour to get everything ready!
Which month/time of year is busiest for you? - Ollie (I had a guess and I think it’s January!)
Ollie, you are sort of right! For the vast majority of news outlets, January is when they get their highest viewing figures and sell the most newspapers. This is because in the New Year, people 
are getting a bit fed up with Christmas and are ready to get back to real life. 

It is hard to predict when you will be busiest. Times of national and local events will always need more stories, like elections and the Platinum Jubilee. Often, it is the quiet times of the year which end up being the most work, as you are desperately searching for stories. August is a very difficult month, as so many people take their holidays and it feels like nothing is happening.
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What is your favourite thing to write about and why?
I love writing human interest stories. There are so many ordinary people who have amazing stories to tell, and I love being able to help share them. One of my favourite people to interview was Nandi Bushell, a girl from Ipswich who became an international superstar and has played the drums at Wembley, Buckingham Palace and the O2 arena.Some stories can be sad, but they are also very important to share. I have interviewed refugees from Afghanistan, Ukraine, Syria, and other places around the world who have fled their countries, and made their homes in Suffolk. It is important for people to understand that war and violence are not just things that happen in films, they happen to ordinary people, too.
A big thanks to Abygail Fosset, for answering our questions!
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