BUDDING journalists at Bishop Heber High School in Malpas are forging European links by working on an international internet magazine.

Students are currently writing articles for Freeway, which is shared by schools in Sweden, Bulgaria and Italy while South Cheshire school Malbank is also involved.

Sixth-form and Year 11 students at Heber will work to produce three editions of the magazine over the school year.

The aim of Freeway is to encourage communication between pupils and exploring viewpoints from those living in other parts of Europe and establishing contact through e-mail and discussion forum websites.

Each year a small number of editors volunteer for the magazine, who are expected to represent the project in school by posting articles on the noticeboard in the English area, attend meetings and proofread articles.

Students who have signed up to the multimedia project are Hannah Kerr, Natalie Schaefer, Rhiannon Marshall and Laura Howarth.

English teacher Madeleine Dent co-ordinates and supports the group.

She said: “It’s a really good opportunity to communicate with students from other counties while developing their own journalistic skills.”

To view articles written by Heber students go to www.freeway.org.