Young Hartlepool writers produce second edition of magazine

The editorial team at the Dyke House School magazine, ��Synergy⬝ with Andrew Murphy head of college. Pictured l-r are Erin Clayton, Reece Robinson, Chloe Nichols, Dulcie Rodgers, Sam Brown and Chloe White

The editorial team at the Dyke House School magazine, ��Synergy⬝ with Andrew Murphy head of college. Pictured l-r are Erin Clayton, Reece Robinson, Chloe Nichols, Dulcie Rodgers, Sam Brown and Chloe White

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Budding writers are delighted to have produced their second edition of a twice-yearly magazine.

Ten students from Dyke House Sports and Technology College, in Mapleton Road, Hartlepool, have had 1,000 issues of their glossy magazine, Synergy, printed.

The Summer 2015 issue is the second to be published, with the inaugural edition hitting the shelves last year.

And the Synergy team, which includes Chloe Nichols, 17, Dulcie Rodgers, 17, and Paige Richardson-Cain, are delighted with how it looks and the response to their work so far.

Editor Chloe, who is studying A-levels at Dyke House’s sixth form college, said: “The magazine is student-made so basically it’s all of our work.

“We wanted a way to showcase our writing and the work of our college.

“We originally just wanted to write newsletters and things but it basically grew until it became a magazine.

“We did one last summer, and now this one.

“We’re going to do two a year, a summer and a winter edition.”

She added: “There are 10 students involved, aged from 11 to 17-years-old, but we are looking to expand.”

There are 23 pages in the magazine which is filled with articles on everything from education to how to make the most of the weekends. This edition also includes a piece on former Mail journalist Ian Willis.

It is free and is distributed to local businesses, schools and libraries.

Co-editor Dulcie, who is also studying A-levels at Dyke House, said: “The magazine looks really good and we’re all so proud. It’s great seeing the finished product.”