Young journalists at Haxby Road School are celebrating the publication of their first newspaper.

The Haxby Road School Primary Press has taken months of work by pupils at the York school.

The 16-page paper is packed with news, interviews, recipes, quizzes and puzzles, photographs, and even articles on the Spice Girls and the Teletubbies.

Not only did the team of around 20 young journalists write the stories, they designed the pages and even secured adverts to help cover the cost.

Regular editorial meetings were held every Friday after school and at lunchtimes, when it was decided what would be going in the paper, and members of the school's newspaper club were given their assignments.

And on Saturday they will take to the streets with teachers to hand-deliver 5,000 copies to homes near their school.

Teacher and editor Julie Newcombe said the children first began working on the paper in September last year.

"The children have worked really hard and are over the moon to see their work in print," said Mrs Newcombe. "It is a community paper, showing just what has gone on in the school."

The paper was printed at the Evening Press offices in Walmgate and the children made a special visit to our offices to see it come hot off the press.

"The children were really excited and so was I," said Mrs Newcombe, who got the idea for the paper when she attended a Newspapers in Education conference.

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