King's Sixth Form

28 June

The King’s Speech attend Shine Media Awards 2022

For the second year in a row, King’s has been recognised by the Shine Media Awards at a nominees’ lunch in London. Sponsored by the Stationers’ Company, Shine celebrates the best talent in student media.

The Shine School Media Awards is a free national competition that recognises and rewards pupils with a diversity of talent from secondary schools across the UK as they work on the writing, editing, design and fund-raising for a school newspaper, magazine, podcast or website.

The traditional culmination of each year’s Shine Awards is a gala awards ceremony held in the City of London.

The significant benefits of starting a Shine project include an enrichment of the school curriculum, an incentive to creativity and the chance for pupils to win national recognition and in the process enrich their CVs and applications for university or college.

The Shine Awards is an initiative of The Stationers’ Foundation, the charitable arm of The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, one of the UK’s ancient livery companies.

Accompanied by Dr McLaverty-Head and Mr Pearson, our pupils this year enjoyed workshops and a lunch at the Royal Overseas League. Edmund and Joseph represented the school radio station, The King’s Voice, and Elliot and Magnus represented the Lower Sixth Key Skills blog, The King’s Speech.

The King’s Voice won a Rising Star Award, recognising “great potential.”

The King's Speech attend Shine Media Awards 2022

Elliot was highly commended for his cartoon of the footballer Ronaldo and Magnus won best photograph for “Bubbles.”

The King's Speech attend Shine Media Awards 2022

Judging Elliott’s cartoon, Steve Marchant from the Cartoon Museum praised a “classy, professional-looking piece of work.” Freelance magazine photographer Lucy Young noted that Magnus had a “strong technical understanding of photography.”

The King's Speech attend Shine Media Awards 2022

The King's Speech attend Shine Media Awards 2022

As well as enjoying the lunch, pupils took part in professional workshops on cartoons and podcasts.

The King's Speech attend Shine Media Awards 2022

We offer many congratulations, both to our specific winners and to everyone else involved with Speech and Voice this year.

You can follow KSW student media here:

The King’s Speech (Twitter | Instagram)

The King’s Voice (Twitter | Instagram)