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Students' role in magazine launch

YOUNG people from around the borough have put together a new magazine, which hit the streets this week.

YOUNG people from around the borough have put together a new magazine, which hit the streets this week.

A team of eager students have helped fill the pages of SL Magazine, available at The Sixth Form College, Solihull and Solihull College.

Two thousands copies have been printed and work is already underway on the next edition of the bi-monthly title.

Former Solihull News reporter Simeon Bright and his friend Benedict Kent, both from Elmdon, are the brains behind the project.

“The enthusiasm of the young people involved has been overwhelming,” said 24-year-old Simeon.

“One of the main aims is challenging the negative image that the public sometimes has of young people.

“There is still a real problem with that age group being ostracised and we want to highlight the good things they do.”

Articles, photographs and even cartoons for the magazine have been contributed by local students.

The project, first conceived 18 months ago, has got backing from SUSTAiN, the organisation which supports the borough’s voluntary groups.

It’s hoped that the free title, already available at the two colleges, can be rolled-out to secondary schools and youth centres.

To find out more about the magazine and how you can get involved email slmagazine@zoho.com or go to www.slmagazine.org.

 

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