Published on July 8th, 2013 | by Andrew Reynolds
Achieve It! 50th Anniversary Magazine
The Doctor Who toy licensee has given its backing to Achieve It!, a Doctor Who fan magazine written, designed and published by the enterprising pupils of Ysgol-Pen-y-Bryn school.
The Swansea school educates 114 pupils with a wide range of specials needs.
Each year the Sixth Form run a variety of Enterprise Projects to gain new skills, learn about enterprise and gain an Agored Cymru Qualification in (Running an Enterprise Project).
With this year being the 50th anniversary, the group decided to create a one-off magazine based around the Doctor’s adventures, collected an impressive roster of interviewees including David Tennant, Tom Baker and Peter Davison and approached Character Options to help fund production, which the company was more than happy to help with.
Mark Hunt, Brand Manager at Character Options, commented:
“We are delighted to be involved in Ysgol-Pen-y-Bryn’s Enterprise project. Looking at the work they have achieved to date, we know it’s going to be an amazing magazine that will be enjoyed by all that are lucky enough to own one. It’s packed with nearly 100 pages of facts, features, interviews and graphic work and the quality that has been achieved is remarkable. We are therefore proud to fund the print production which we know in this auspicious year will be in high demand.”
James Williams, Community Co-Ordinator at the school said:
“We are delighted to be working on this Doctor Who project with Character Options. Many of the pupils have an affinity with the series especially as its home is just down the road in Cardiff, and I am extremely proud of the work they have created. But like all projects, funding is required and this allows us to give our pupils new experiences and learn new skills that they can take on with them to college. We therefore would like to thank the team at Character Options for their incredible support, not only financially but also their knowledge of Doctor Who. Over the next few weeks a great deal of work needs to be achieved and we look forward to working even closer with the team in seeing the final magazine come to fruition.”
The school’s magazine was launched on 3rd July 2013 at an event at the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay.
The magazine is available from the school now and costs £3.50 (100 pages).
All enquiries to Ysgol-Pen-y-Bryn school
Proceeds from this very special magazine will go to the Wales air ambulance service.
(via The Doctor Who Site.)