Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and The Border, is highlighting an outstanding opportunity for budding young Cumbrian journalists. The opportunity involves two incentives taking place during the summer.

The News Academy Summer School, in partnership with The Times and The Sun, and is a free week-long journalist training programme for students aged 16 to 18. During the programme, fifteen students will have the opportunity to write and publish their own newspaper, with the advice and assistance of journalists from those papers. The Sun is also offering an opportunity to have a column appear in the paper and gain a place at the News Academy Summer School.

Rory said: “Young Cumbrians have proved again and again that they are amongst the most dedicated and innovative young people in the country – I have seen this through sitting on the Young Cumbria Question Time panel several times, and through my work on National Citizens’ Service and visiting schools up and down the constituency. I encourage any young writers to get involved in this great scheme.”

To apply for the News Academy, interested students are to write an article (up to 500 words) on a subject they are passionate about and submit it to their website. Applications close at midnight on 19th July 2015. The News Academy opportunity is for 18 to 24 year olds. For the Great British Sound Off, students are to write why they deserve to win and submit an article of 200 words on a subject of their choice.

Anyone interested in either of these opportunities should visit for the News Academy Summer School and for the Great British Sound Off.

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