A school magazine is a periodical. The students maintain it with the help of their teachers. It contains essays, poems and articles. They are written by students in Urdu or in English.
The school magazine is different from other magazines. Its circulation is limited to students only. It is not written for the publics Hence it nothing for the interest of public. It generally contains sporting news, it tells about the previous results. It has the name of those who brought fame, to the institution.
The school magazine has many advantages. It teaches students how to write. Boys generally avoid writing work.
To contribute articles to the magazine they have to write something. For their magazine they have to read and write regularly.
Secondly, the school magazine encourages the students to carry on their studies with great energy. They take part in games to see their names in the school magazine. Each school magazine has statements about the progress the students, the prizes, the medals they win. So those who are eager to see their names in the magazine must work hard at their books. They must do their best on the play ground.
Thirdly, the school magazine brings the students in close touch with one another. The writers read other books to increase their knowledge. Again they learn to think for themselves. Their thinking increases their reasoning power a regular contribution to the magazine improves their art of writing. It gives them a command on the language.
Fourthly, the students learn the value of co-operation for the success of the magazine. A good spirit of competition comes among the boys. The essays written by teachers have many practical suggestions for the students. The boys learn the art of writing from the writings of their worthy teachers.
The school magazine is the concern of students. They conduct it with the help of teachers. Its Chief Editor is the Principal. A committee composed of both teachers and the boys is formed. In some cases students act as sub-editors. The editors are the senior teachers.
Every school should have a magazine of its own. The magazine serves a living record of writings of the would be good writers. A school magazine is no less than a teacher. It gives the students a regular exercise of both the brain and the pen.