Junior Journalists report the school’s stories
Students brought their journalism skills to the fore at The Radclyffe School as part of the BBC’s School Report Day.
The annual event, with over 1000 schools and 30,000 School Reporters offers secondary school students the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience.
The group of Year 8 youngsters spent the day creating video and audio news reports, which have be published on the school’s website. The reports will also link up with the BBC website, taking the stories to a huge audience.
Students chose three stories of activities taking place in the school this term to report on – celebrations of World Book Day at the beginning of March, how preparations are going for Annie, our musical performance in July, and students’ fund raising actions Sport Relief.
The team of reporters interviewed members of staff and students, deciding on the questions they would ask and making practical arrangements for the interviews to take place.
Working closely with the school’s VTLE (Virtual Teaching and Learning Environment) Team, the filming was edited for broadcast, and the results of the students’ hard work published on the schools’ website. Please click here to view the final video.
Teacher of English Trevor Callanan said, “The students have been imaginative and enthusiastic in creating the films. Taking on a variety of roles they acted very professionally and have been rewarded with a fantastic end product.