On Thursday 10th March, nineteen Year 8 students spent the morning taking part in the BBC News Report, a nationwide initiative giving students the chance to be journalists for a half a day.
With only four hours until their news deadline, students had to decide on their stories (tailored to a school-aged audience), research their stories, write their scripts, interview experts and peers, and film their final report. They were also lucky to have the support of our BBC Mentor from the World Service, Lucy Burns.
The team did a really good job, creating and collaborating on some very pertinent stories aimed at our main school: the refugee crisis; the Youth Parliament; mental health education for young people and gender identity.
Despite the pressurised nature of the task, I’m sure you will agree that the results are great and that they reflect the hard-work that was put in. Please take the time to view our news report below.
This link can also be accessed via the BBC.
Well done to Ruby, Nadia, Nina, Tess, Nada, Lydia, Elisa, Cicely, Lei Lei, Eva, Mya, Celia, Anna, Micol, Maimoona, Clemmie, Madeleine, Tallullah and Wahiba!