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BBC News School Team

BBC News School Report Team 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 the BBC 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 our school website, to which the BBC aims to link. This year the News Day was Thursday, 15th March 2018. 

BBC News presenter and former teacher Huw Edwards works with School Report. 

He said: “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.” 

Keep checking back to see photos and interviews of this year’s Primary 7 News Team! 

Maryam had the opportunity for a one-to-one interview with the Rector of the school. Here she is asking Dr Thomson the hard-hitting questions.

The BBC News Day was a wonderful experience! Have a look at our full-length broadcast… 

We had a fantastic trip to the BBC Scotland studios! We learned about the different aspects of radio and TV production, and got a behind the scenes look at the news studio.