‘Young Journalist of the Year’ is Announced at the QPR Game

 In Griffin Park Learning Zone, News

Over the last of couple of months more than 750 children have taken part in a journalism project run at Griffin Park Learning Zone. The project, which is run in partnership with the Fearless Foundation, encourages local children to unlock their creative potential and develop their writing skills. The journalism project involves school children – from three London boroughs – writing a match report at Griffin Park Learning Zone. The winning match report was announced just before today’s game.

To help decide the winner, Brentford midfielder Romaine Sawyers teamed up with the Head of Sport at the Daily Express – Howard Wheatcroft – along with members of Danny Fullbrook’s family.

The Fearless Foundation was set up in memory of The Daily Star’s chief football reporter Danny Fullbrook who died of cancer aged just 40 in 2012. Working closely with Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, the Fearless Foundation has developed a multitude of education and training projects for children and young people.

Mark Dickinson, who was friends with Danny Fullbrook since their university days, helped set up the Fearless Foundation in 2013.

He said:

“When we set up the Fearless Foundation our ethos was always about encouraging children and young people to be ‘fearless’ with their aspirations.

“By helping thousands of children discover their writing potential, Danny’s legacy lives on.”

The match reports were showcased at Watermans Arts Centre in Brentford before today’s match. Mia Paskovic, from St Marks Primary School in Ealing, was crowned ‘Fearless Journalist of the Year’ for her thrilling match report.

Congratulations to Mia Paskovic (1st), Ria Bammi (2nd), Shay McCarthy (3rd), Alistair Booth (runners-up), Ruby Smith (runners-up) and Sachin Jaga (runners-up) who are attending the match today with their families and will take to the pitch with their trophies for a photo before the game.

Well done to the following children who were class winners and submitted some excellent work:

Tegwen Mason, Aaron Murdoch, Jethro Gaitskell, Wallid Jama, Lola Nesbeth, Conor Nugent, Mahir Ahmed, Jessica Townsend, Alvara S-Almeida, Tarsh Mann, Poorti Sinha, Radha Bakshi, Oliver Steer.

The Trust and The Fearless Foundation would like to thank the schools which took part:

Trafalgar Primary, Oldfield Primary, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary, Heston Primary, St Mark’s Primary, St Edmunds Primary, Cavendish Primary, Alexandra Primary, St John’s Primary, Gifford Primary & St Elizabeth’s Primary. 

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