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News Report Goes Live

Our Newshound reporters have been out in force today for the finale of the BBC School Report Project.

After weeks of preparation the team of 14 students have been involved in a frenzy of interviews, recording and editing as part of the School Report News Day.

Along with 1,000 schools from across the country, our students have been reporting on the news that matters to them. Topics on the agenda have been the Paralympics (with a report from our DSP unit); study options available to students; safety and this week’s school bus tragedy in Belgium.

The students’ reports will be broadcast on our own BBC School Report web page as well as the Radiowaves website.

Year 10 student Danielle Mackness said: “I wanted to get involved with the project so that we could make our student voice heard.

“It has been so enjoyable and it has been great to learn how to use the media equipment.

“A highlight was the BBC master-class from political reporter Adam Fleming. He taught us how to phrase a question and how to get the best out of an interview.”

As part of the project students have been involved in a number of high profile events.

Year 8 students Harry Tomkins and Will Bell interviewed the Prime Minister and the other party leaders and were also involved in a recorded broadcast for famous news programme The News At One.

The team of students also put together the last edition of school magazine In Press.

Visit the BBC School Report website here