St Piers School students had a chance to discover what it’s like to be at the cutting edge of journalism thanks to a BBC-backed project
Students have written news stories about the latest happenings at the school. They have also recorded short videos while interviewing both students and staff.
It has been a great experience for the students and they’ve done some really creative work. The School Report project has given them a taste of what it’s like to be a news reporter and some of them are really keen to work in the media in later life. We were fortunate to receive a visit from a BBC news producer and she really inspired the students. Who knows, maybe the next Huw Edwards or Sophie Raworth is at St Piers.
The pupils who took part had the following comments:
- "My family and friends are looking forward to watching it!”
- “It would be good to see our work on television!”
- “I feel fantastic, nervous and very excited about the BIG DAY – 15 March – when our news go LIVE to the whole nation!”
- “I feel very happy and proud to be on BBC!”
The BBC News School Report project involves schools across the UK. With support from the BBC, it gives young people aged 11-16 the chance to develop their journalism skills and make their own news reports for a real audience.
All participating schools publish their news online at the same time on Annual News Day, 15 March, simultaneously creating a series of news reports to which the BBC aims to promote on its own news website.