CUB reporters, editors and sub-editors at a primary school have made a real splash in an international competition.

Northgate Junior School in Guisborough was one of 46 schools out of 2,500 to receive a international recognition for their school newspaper.

Their achievement was even more impressive considering the Times Education Supplement newspaper competition received entries from as far afield as Australia and Kuala Lumpur.

Northgate pupils had to hold the front page for their story about teacher Kate Limbert who had her head-shaved for Comic Relief in front of the school assembly.

Ms Limbert said a lot of people had put in a lot of effort to make the newspaper such a success.

She said: "It was a fantastic effort by everyone involved. Our editor was Hannah Parkin, the sub-editor was Rebecca Ballard and they both worked really hard and over a lot of hours. Our chief reporter Andrew Kidd sent an enormous amount of copy and was excellent, but in fact really everyone involved did extremely well. We had about 15 children from the top two years in the school and they all put a lot of effort in.

"We're especially pleased because this is the second time we've received a distinction for our paper. I think the whole team would like to thank Year 6 teacher Fiona O'Reardon-Boyle for helping us."

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council's information technology department also helped with the school's newspaper.

Kate Limbert, who runs an after-school computer course where the paper was put together, said her head-shave raised £230 towards the £855 total raised by the school for Comic Relief.