Strathstar Community Newspaper By The Pupils of Strathdon School Our Aims To create a friendly local newspaper To make the newspaper self-funding by selling advertising space To provide a way for local businesses to advertise To get the latest news to the community
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By The Pupils of
Mrs Field advertised for people to work on the Strathstar Community
Newspaper and we had to apply by letter for the jobs.
We contacted local businesses to find out if they wanted to advertise in
The newspaper. We offered a design service at no extra cost.
We negotiated the content and size of the advertisements with the
The Reporters collected stories and news from our community, took
photographs and interviewed lots of people.
We made up the pages of the newspaper by cutting and pasting.
The accountants sent out invoices to all the businesses who had
advertised and we opened a business account at the Bank of
Scotland in Ballater.
Once we were happy with the layout of each page we started printing.
The newspapers were collated and stapled then we sold them in our
local Spar shop.
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