Theseus and the Minotaur newspaper articles

Journalistic writing is one of the most difficult things that children have to learn, so we have spent a lot of time this week studying newspaper reports and writing our own. We use the story of Theseus and the Minotaur as a stimulus as the class is now very familiar with the myth. The children had to pick part of the story and give it the newspaper treatment, quite often with bias. Articles are now available to download below with more to follow.

Dumped – Katie

Minotaur killed – Will C

Abandoned – Lily

I can fly – Oliver

Death of our beloved king – James

Trouble with a princess – Eve

Cruel Killing – Madeline

Jilted – Lucy

The terrified man – Josh F

Minotaur dead – Josh NB

Aegeus is dead – Harry


Quick escape – Abi E

Abandoned – Abi P

Escape – Georgina

Cretans are cretins – John

Hysterical – Elyse

Selfish Theseus – Will R

Escape – Emma

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1 Response to Theseus and the Minotaur newspaper articles

  1. Alison Galbraith says:

    What wonderful writing all the children have produced! Really lovely style and bringing these ancient stories to life. I love the headlines and some of the additional bits such as quotes, many of which made me laugh! Well done AS.

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