West Huntspill Academy, New Road, West Huntspill, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3QE
Tel: 01278 783842
East Huntspill Academy, New Road, East Huntspill, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3PT
Tel: 01278 782453

west@thpa.theplt.org.uk / east@thpa.theplt.org.uk

The Huntspill Primary Academies

WE learn, WE achieve, WE flourish


The Jill Dando News Centre

What is The Jill Dando News Centre?

April 2019 marked 20 years since the untimely death of Jill Dando. Students from schools across The Priory Learning Trust have taken inspiration from her journalistic work and created a legacy in her home town. Every week budding journalists meet at The Jill Dando News Centre to interview, write, photograph, film and edit the latest “hot off the press news”.

This page will be used to upload students work, photographs, and videos. We will also post event information to keep everyone informed. There will also be recorded messages (Neville Cole style) from children in each of our News Centres.

Interview with Sonny Cox

Sonny Cox is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Weston-super-Mare, currently on loan from EFL League Two club Exeter City AFC.

The 17 year old forward spoke to student editor Joshua Keyes after hte seagulls 6-0 win over Hendon FC where Sonny scored an incredible hatrick.

Interview with Paralympian Darren Harris


Darren Harris is a double Paralympian and England’s most capped and most decorated blind footballer on a mission to help ordinary people do extraordinary things. Over the past decade, he has inspired thousands of young people through his work on various programmes with organisations such as the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, Sports for Schools and Sport England amongst others.

Andy Bennett from BBC Radio Somerset interviews Joshua Keyes, Year 11 at WCSA

Joshua talks about his love of Photography, Careers, The Jill Dando News Centre and TPLT as a whole. He also selected 3 songs to play within the 19 minutes he was on air.