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Highbury pupils’ joy at seeing their writing hot off the press

16:17 27 July 2012

Gillespie Primary School

Gillespie Primary School

TONY GAY at tonephote@aol.com

Budding writers finally got their hands on the product of months of hard work when their first ever school magazine was delivered hot off the press.

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About 20 youngsters at Gillespie Primary School have been working on the school’s new publication at a lunchtime magazine club since December.

They saw the fruits of their labour last week when a copy was handed to every child at the school, in Gillespie Road, Highbury.

The pupils wrote every article, including interviews with high-profile figures such as former Blue Peter presenter Andy Akinwolere and former Apprentice runner-up Saira Khan.

Danielle Graham, 43, of St Thomas’s Road, Finsbury Park, who helps out with the group and whose eight-year-old daughter Ruby is a member, said: “The magazine looks great and it’s helped to foster a love of writing.”

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