BBC School Report 2018
BBC News School Report gives 11-16 year-old students in the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience.
Using lesson plans and materials from this website, and with support from BBC staff and partners, teachers help students develop their journalistic skills to become School Reporters.
In March, schools take part in an annual News Day, simultaneously creating video, audio and text-based news reports, and publishing them on a school website, to which the BBC aims to link. Students from this school will make the news for real on 15th March 2018 as they take part in BBC News School Report.
Over the years I've run many journalism workshops in schools. So I've seen how much fun it can be and how much can be learnt when there are real deadlines, real audiences and real standards to meet. I'm involved because I want to give young people the chance to make the news themselves, and I want to share the principles of good journalism. So have a go, let me know what you think, and good luck!
Community Day 'Reflection, Wonder & Awe' - March 2018
For our second Community Day of the year, we focused on reflection, wonder and awe. On Thursday 15th March, students across the school explored this theme in their different subject areas.
Year 7, 8 and 10 students completed a range of exciting activities to explore reflection, wonder and awe, including writing haiku poems in English inspired by nature photos, taking part in a yoga session in PE and creating meditation sounds in Music. Susie, from 7SQ, really liked that “we did different activities that we wouldn’t usually do in a lesson.” Thuan in 8AP, also told us that “we’ve learnt about spirituality and have connected with other people.” Students were also invited to spend time in the reflection tent, where they could create clay models and origami, write poems and also describe their own reflections in a mirror. Tyla in 8HT described this as a “magical” experience and one that will never be forgotten.
Year 9 were off timetable in the main hall, creating a human utopia. They were encouraged to explore their feelings and Robin from 9CE explained that during the session, “we witnessed different sides of people.” This sounded like a powerful and emotional experience for the whole year group. Joe, from 10NO, summed up the day perfectly: “We found the meaning of life!”
Tallis Media Team were on hand again to document the day, filming, photographing and podcasting everything that was going on. They also produced a video of the day for BBC School Report 2018. Aine, 8RJ, who was one of the anchors for our video and podcast, described the day as “enchanting” and enjoyed seeing what everyone got up to. A huge thank you to all of our team:
Mariah Abbassi 8RJ
Molly Lake 8RJ
Aine Lawrence 8RJ
Tyla Payne 8HT
Naomi Stewart 8RJ
Amy Trotman 8HO
Valeria Visan 8HO
Aidan Wardle 8AP
Can’t wait until next time!
Tallis Media Team