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Daily publishes first ever school starters supplement

A regional daily newspaper has marked the start of the academic year with a special supplement for new school starters.

The North Wales Daily Post, which also marked its 50,000th edition this week as reported by HoldtheFrontPage, printed a picture-based pull out covering four and five-year-old children in their first week at school.

The eight-page supplement covered schoolchildren across the region wearing their uniforms for the first time and the pictures were also featured in an online gallery.

The paper asked parents to send in pictures by Twitter and Facebook.

Daily Post editor Alison Gow said: “Everyone takes a picture of their child when they first start at school so we asked parents to tweet, facebook or email us with a photo and we were absolutely inundated.

“We also had several schools send us us class photos – there were a lot of smiling children, some looking a little nervous but there are some lovely pictures and all the children look very cute.

“It was the first time we have done it and although it was a bit of a sales drive, we did it mainly to be a part of our readers’ lives.”



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  • October 2, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Bit slow on the up-take the Daily Post are. Regional papers have been doing this sort of thing for years. Not just school starters, high-school proms and primary school nativiy plays are amongst the favourites too. Purely sales driven of course – a copy for gran and grandad, auntie Jean, uncle Tim, etc etc…

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