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Pegasus Pages Raises Charity Funds

Pegasus Pages

By Becky Todd

As seen in the Gloucestershire Echo (Monday, 21st January, 2013).

Last term, The Cheltenham Ladies’ College’s Journalism Society published a school newspaper and sold it to their peers, members of staff, parents, and members of the public, raising almost £200 for charity.

The team of around 30 girls, led by Naomi Morris Omori (Editor-in-Chief) and Eseosa Omorogbe (Deputy Editor), who undertook the task of editing, designing, and printing the papers, were overjoyed at the volume of copies that were sold and money raised.

During one short break time (just 20 minutes), 130 copies of Pegasus Pages were sold to both staff and girls and the success continued when the team sold 70 copies during the Christmas Concert. Articles circulated to parents of girls and even to members of the public. The newspaper sold out after just two days of sales.

What began in September as an online publication, on www.pegasuspages.com, was a huge success among girls, reaching over 4000 pages views in just a few short months. The articles spanned a wide spectrum, from music and culture to current affairs and even doughnuts (with Jam defeating Custard as the popular favourite with 68 votes to 34).

After its initial online popularity, the girls took the plunge in December and produced a paper instalment in order to raise money for charity. Each copy cost £1, with the profits all going to the Six College Charities, which are chosen by girls each year and range from small local projects to large-scale global organisations. College also has a permanent seventh charity, St Hilda’s’ East, which has a longstanding relationship with college and provides a wide programme of activities for all sections of its local community in London.

Whether it was the hard work of the team; the variety of articles, including science, arts, and current affairs; the creative and memorable advertising within College, or just simply the girls’ desire to raise money, the paper was a huge success.

Photography: Pegasus Pages.

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2 Responses to Pegasus Pages Raises Charity Funds

  1. xplainmk says:

    Well done Naomi and all you budding journalists! The paper looks very professional – rather like the Financial Times.

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