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High school girls earn UK College speech diplomas FIVE RANGI Ruru Girls’ School students have achieved a university level speech qualification. Anna Bruce earned the Trinity College London speech and drama diploma, endorsed with distinction. Georgia Dunn and Georgia Woodley also received the speech and drama diplomas. Eliza Acton-Adams and Isabella Carter both passed their

ATCL communications skills diploma with distinction. ATCL is a professional qualification which has been assessed as the equivalent to the first year of university study and is the first step towards an acting or public speaking career. The five students have been studying speech and drama with their teacher, Lynn Williams, for five to seven years.

COVER: A Rangi Ruru magazine includes work submitted by students such as the above design by Hilary Royds.

Rangi Ruru starts media empire GIRLS ARE taking control of how they’re framed in the media by producing their own magazine. Rangi Ruru Girls’ School students have published a new magazine – Shelter, the Aroha Edition. Head of media studies Jude Morgan said the production highlights the ability of teens to be ethical and responsible consumers of media. “Our students, for the second year running, have learned how

to create a media product that appeals to a target audience. From concept to completion, it is completely driven by students – the content, design and layout to print ready stage,” she said. The editor the magazine is year 13 student Olivia Mason. She believes in the magazine’s brief “to provide content that inspires, challenges and empowers readers”. Any student in the school can submit work or be involved in the production of the magazine.

TALK: Anna Bruce, Georgia Dunn, Georgia Woodley, Eliza ActonAdams and Isabella Carter have received internationally recognised speaking diplomas.

This year, the editorial team has applied for and received an ISSN number, which means the magazine can be catalogued. “This takes us to a business/ professional level and means the students can now take on the business and marketing side of the production, too,” said Ms Morgan. •Shelter, the Aroha Edition is on sale now. It can be purchased at the school or by emailing shelter@

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