Student journalism at King’s has a long history. Harriet Patrick, School Archivist, gives the following brief snapshot:
“I understand that Mr Roslington (Staff 1975-2010) set up the [King’s Herald] club. The paper started in 1988, and was wound down in 2007. Thereafter, ‘Term Time’ was introduced as a replacement… offering Sixth Formers the challenge of producing a magazine in a day. ‘Stepping Fourth’ was launched in 2001. ‘The King’s Herald’ editorial team won the Times Newspaper competition in 1990 and various other awards in other years.” On the walls of one of the IT classrooms, Java, are framed front pages from ‘The King’s Herald’ from 1998 to 2007. Featured headlines run from the poll tax controversy in 1991 to the Iraq War in 2003.
‘The King’s Speech’ is published as part of the Key Skills programme in the Lower Sixth and intends to give students an opportunity to learn to report on life at school and hone their writing skills along the way.