There’s a new club at Wellington Elementary School. It is called the Journalism/Newspaper Club. First through fifth graders are invited to join. The club, which began in February, currently has 30 members and meets once or twice a week.
Students learn how to write articles, edit, polish their writing skills, develop interviewing skills and learn how to create a school newspaper. They enjoy the lessons taught weekly by Cathy Eckstein, who started the club.
“This club helps you become a newspaper journalist when you get older,” second-grader Alexa Anderson said.
The club has already written a few articles together for local newspapers. A school newspaper will be published at the end of May. “This club can help you become a better writer,” fourth-grader Santiago Mora added.
The students are making great progress, Eckstein said. They look forward to publishing a monthly newspaper next school year.
ABOVE: (Right) Club members with Viviana Coleman, Sylvia Hernandez and Cathy Eckstein.