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Southwark pupils' work to be published in IPC magazines

Pupils from Southwark schools have been learning the tricks of the magazine design trade at IPC Media's Blue Fin Building headquarters in Southwark Street.

Southwark pupils' work to be published in IPC magazines
Notre Dame students Ndi, Fiona, Karol, Chloe and Nikita celebrate completing a successful week designing for IPC’s magazines
Southwark pupils' work to be published in IPC magazines
Shahida from St Saviour's & St Olave's works with Look's senior designer Maria Bancroft

20 year 10 pupils worked at a range of IPC titles including Look, Ideal Home and Country Life.

The work produced by pupils from Charter School in Dulwich, St Saviour's & St Olave's on New Kent Road and Notre Dame near Elephant & Castle was of such a high standard that much of it is to be published.

Before their work placements at IPC Media the pupils attended a ten session course at the London College of Communication and had to complete a work simulation week designing magazine pages.

"IPC is very keen to open up the world of magazine design to young people in the local area, and our Schools' Design Programme is a great way to do this," says Andy Cowles, IPC Media's editorial development director.

"The course at the London College of Communication gives the students a fantastic grounding in design and a real chance to shine while they're here at IPC."

He added: "The standard of work these students are producing at 15 years of age is outstanding and the fact that half of them will actually be having their work published is a real achievement."

The programme focuses schools in the Southwark area as this is where the head office of IPC is situated although the scheme has extended to Croydon in the last year.

IPC's Schools' Design Programme is delivered in partnership with charity A New Direction.

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