Jill Dando grew up a stones throw from the Big Worle Hub. She began finding news stories at Worle Community School and then went on to the Weston Mercury and to become Britain's most popular journalist and top presenter of a range of excellent BBC TV shows. She was tragically killed aged just 37.
The Jill Dando News Centre, based at Worle Community School, and with satellite centres at Priory Community School and the Big Worle Hub will now train up hundreds of students to get good news out of the schools and the community into the Media and Social Media.
These positive inspirational news stories, can help keep Jill's memory alive. The message is- we can achieve our dreams out of Worle, just like she did. We too can get good news stories out of our schools and across the world.
Students will be trained by professional journalists from PurpleSheep (an academy which helps schools across the country) and the Weston Mercury. We will also ask other journalists from the BBC and beyond to pop in from time to time.
Look out for these exciting stories of students, staff and the school in the local newspapers the Weston Mercury, UK Business Leader and perhaps beyond to the BBC, Sky News and even the world news....