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Posted on: January 23rd 2018

Fake News Hits Hurstmere!

A group of talented Year 7 pupils from Mrs Murphy's English class responded to their reading of sci-fi novel 'The Boy in the Tower' by writing and starring in their own fake news bulletin this week.

The broadcast forms Hurstmere's entry into Bexley's Children's Literacy Award, where pupils were challenged to interpret the social and moral significance of a novel they had read. The boys were keen to not offer a diary entry or a book review, but respond in a creative and engaging style. Their broadcast is based on the idea of young men endeavouring to save their school and local community from alien invasion, which is closely linked to the plot of the novel. From this, they have also learnt how to write a script and perform on camera. We hope that you enjoy their efforts!