On the 10th of March some of our year 7 students took part in the BBC’s Nationwide ‘School Report’ News Day. The students spent the day gathering information and developing their own report packages, which they produced and edited themselves whilst adhering to a tight deadline. By 2pm the students had created a range of reports on issues such as body image, the EU referendum and the controversial policy of not allowing students in school uniforms to sit down in a local branch of McDonalds. As part of their reports they interviewed members of the public on their views as well as seeking expert opinions on a range of issues from members of staff and speaking to other students.
Their BBC Mentor, Senior Studio Manager, Richard Andrews, joined the girls on the Day; who works on a range of programmes across BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4. He said the girls, “Worked extremely hard and have produced some really professional news reports; they responded so well to the new technology they were using and managed their time under pressure fantastically.”
If you would like to see the girls’ journalistic skills in action you can click here