Our course has a reading week so we have taken this period to complete individual tasks which include starting work on our features and reviews.
It had taken me a while to decide what I wanted to do mine 2 features on, but then I finally settled on the history of the River Thames and the Mary Rose warship.
They are to be written in the language that children between the ages of 7-12 would understand. This actually proved to be slightly challenging as it meant having to simplify phrases and thinking through much more of what I was writing. Choosing the images was an interesting task as well because I wanted to pick ones that would clearly explain themselves just by having the reader look at them.
These features have to be a minimum of 700 words each and the review, between 350 to 400 words.
I am still considering what to review, but I have so far considered doing it about Sentosa Island in Singapore. This is because there are a lot of attractions involving sea creatures and I got to stroke a Pink Dolphin while there.
When our group gets back together, we are going to keep editing our work and see if there are any improvements that need to be made. Then we shall choose which of the features are to be used in the magazine itself.