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BBC News School Report

We did this project a few years ago (2013), but we have kept it on our website as we are really proud of it. The students involved are now in our Sixth Form, but the work remains positive, fresh and interesting.

Welcome to Lord Grey’s BBC News School Report – the BBC’s exciting project which gives 11-16 year olds the chance to make the news for real!

The BBC runs School Report so that young people from across the UK have the chance to make their own news to real deadlines and broadcast it to real audiences.

Using lesson plans and materials from the BBC News School Report website, and with support from BBC staff and partners, teachers help students develop their journalistic skills to become School Reporters.

Usually in March, schools take part in an annual News Day. It is a very exciting event.

Our students took part and it was a good success.

Here are a few comments from some of our students about their experience:

“I like that I can use the video camera to record news stories for teenagers.” Spencer

“I like making news stories because we need other people’s opinions to make a valid news story. It will help my literacy because I need to be creative with the news stories we cover, which will help me be creative in my assessments.” Abdul

“You always hear about adults perspectives in the news – young people have a different point of view on certain subjects which is important to hear in order to create a balanced news story. Young people need to be able to share their own perspectives instead of just having older adults involved; children are definitely different than adults. Plus, it’s a challenge to think about what people our age want to hear in the news and use the right language to appeal to different audiences.” Shannon

“I think it’s a good idea for young people to be able to share their points and it will help with my English and drama because I have to use a wide range of vocabulary to express my ideas and get my point accross plus be confident in front of the camera.” Jade