BBC School Report
Today is the day that News Team takes on the BBC School News Report. The day involves filming reports, interviewing teachers and pupils and then finally editing the footage into 4 news reports that we then send off to the BBC.
We made 4 reports today all on different topics:
- Comic Relief
- Kenya Trip
- Hampshire Book Award
- Sleep Deprivation
We chose to make a report on Comic Relief, as our school pride themselves on raising money for charities that we think need it. To raise money for charity we held many cake sales, and the Manic Street Teachers performed to Years 7, 8 and 9 which raised £550, both of these were hugely popular with the school and gave a chance for the teachers and pupils to have a good time.
In addition to this, our school runs a month long trip to Kenya, with Camps International, which gives students and teachers a chance to have a once in a lifetime experience to help disadvantaged pupils. Activities from past years have included, building desks, painting classrooms and helping to provide equipment in schools, helping for the need of good education in Kenya.
Another report, focused on the Hampshire Book Award, our school took part in a county competition, which encouraged Years 8 and 9 to take up reading as a hobby and actually enjoy doing it. This also encourages students to pick a book that is out of there comfort zone, but also challenges students to assess books and contribute to group discussions.
Additionally, we then chose to report on how much sleep deprivation affects teenager’s progress in school. It has recently been scientifically proven that teenagers need 8-9 hours of sleep, and many articles have been written about how an hour’s lie-in could improve pupil’s exam results.
Overall the BBC School Report gives students a chance to be creative and also experience what it would possibly be like to have a career in media.