Two budding journalists from Shropshire have been recognised by the family of Captain Sir Tom Moore, after promoting positive news coverage to their community during lockdowns 1.0 and 2.0.
Year 8 pupil at Tettenhall College, Manon McAllister, and her friend Eva Spickernell, released their own newspaper Happy News to their village of Beckbury, near Albrighton, to lift spirits of the locals during the pandemic, through positive and encouraging stories from Shropshire and around the globe.
‘100 Reasons to Hope’ was published earlier this month and features 100 inspiring stories from all over the UK. Stories of faith, perseverance and the joy of community during a most difficult time.
Manon’s Mum, Fabienne, said: ‘The girls were so passionate about spreading Happy News during the pandemic and it’s fantastic to see them recognised for it. They got to meet Captain Tom’s family and visit the garden where he made history through his sponsored walk to raise funds for the NHS.’
Headmaster of Tettenhall College, Christopher McAllister added: ‘I’m incredibly proud of Manon for her inspiring display of kindness and encouragement. Community is a core value of the College and it’s great to see Manon carry this attribute outside of the College gates and into her neighbourhood.’
Read more about Tettenhall College here.