Katherine Whitbourn

Can the school magazine survive the social media age?

Publications by pupils have been part of the fabric of Britain’s schools for decades

After all these years its pages smell distinctly fusty and its rusting staples are hanging on by a thread. But there is something about flicking through an old school magazine that jolts the past back into the present in a way nothing else quite can.

More than four decades on, there they still are: those apparently trivial but meaningful events that punctuated my and my schoolmates’ formative years, faithfully chronicled for all time.

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