THE RAS MARS NEWSPAPER
COMPETITION FOR SCHOOLS, 2003
155 entries were
received from 64 schools.
In the various age ranges the numbers of
entries / numbers of schools were:
7-11, 23/9; 11-14, 118/45; 14-16, 13/9; 16-18, 1/1.
The competition was organized and assessed by the RAS
First: Penybont Primary
School, Bridgend, Penybont: Primary Times (Year 4/5, Mrs
Joint Second: Horndean
JS, Waterlooville: The Daily Enterprise (Class 6LP)
Horndean JS, Waterlooville: Shooting Star (Class 6CA)
Joint First: Prior Park
College, Bath: The Everest Has Landed (Form 4 Set 3)
South Hampstead High School, London: Orion Times (Year 8)
The International School Bangalore, India: Mission Possible
Joint Second: The Royal
Belfast Academical Institution: Belfast Bulletin (Form 2T1)
Chatham Grammar School for Girls: The Star (Class 7G)
St Joseph's RC Middle School, Hexham: The New Planet
Joint First: Challney
High School for Boys, Luton: Challney Gazette
Madras College, St Andrews: Seeing Red (Sarah Dunn)
Second: Easthampstead Park School, Bracknell: The Daily
Reporter (Lilian Squires)
Coombe Girls' School, New Malden: The Red Moon (Louise
Champion & Deniz Ugur)
The Grange School, Bristol: The
First: Sir Roger
Manwood's Grammar School, Sandwich: Astronomy News (Becky
year is 2040 and you, and the rest of the world, are watching
TV images of the first humans walking on the surface of Mars.
We invite school pupils to create a newspaper or a feature article
to mark this very special day.
Newspaper Competition is for age ranges 7-11 and 11-14 years and
the Feature Article Competition for age ranges 14-16 and 16-19
years. Groups or committed individuals may enter, but based on
past experience, we strongly recommend that the Newspaper Competition
be undertaken by groups of pupils.
teachers, this is an excellent opportunity to forge cross-curricular
links and to use the Internet and your library to search for material.
competition is organised by the Education Committee of the Royal
Astronomical Society. Closing date 1st September 2003. Please
consult the full competition rules before starting work. Go to
www.ras.org.uk and follow
the Education Committee links.