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Daily creates front page template for children to create own splashes

A regional daily is calling on its patch’s children to create their own front pages using a new online template.

The Jersey Evening Post has created the template, complete with its masthead, to give children something to do while schools remain closed and with the summer holidays looming.

The children can then submit their images to the JEP, which will publish a selection of them as part of its Jersey Together campaign.

JEP assistant editor Lucy Stephenson came up with the idea of creating the template, pictured below.

JEP template

She said: “I know from my own experience as a parent that after nine weeks of homeschooling and with the summer holidays looming, potentially without any summer clubs or grandparents and carers to help, any new ideas and inspiration is very welcome.

“Our journalists also regularly go into local schools to talk to students about what it is like to work at a newspaper and obviously that isn’t possible at the moment. So we came up with this alternative.

“We hope children enjoy using this template to create their own JEP front page and, who knows, perhaps some of them may even end up in lockdown scrapbooks to look back on in years to come – I know ours will.”