BBC School Report Day 2016

Students making the school news

Twelve enthusiastic students have created their own news bulletin of stories from around the school.

Their 12-minute creation was part of the BBC School Report Day which builds the skills of students in English and Media to produce an interesting product.

Students took on the roles of newsreaders, reporters, script writers and technical support. They chose three important stories – World Book Day, the school’s summer production ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ and the work of the new British Values team.

Interviews were arranged with staff and students, questions were asked and answers obtained. The news bulletin used a ‘green screen’ technology to create the image of the newsreaders, Faheem and Georgia in the BBC News studio. They recorded their script to camera and then the whole team learned about, and took part in, editing the final report.

Teacher of English Mr Callanan said, “The team got involved in everything, from writing the script, arranging interviews and doing film and sound recording. They have done an excellent job and we are all looking forward to seeing the final film on the BBC School Report website.”

Schools taking part upload their final films to the BBC website, creating a national archive of reporting from hundreds of schools around the country.

To see The Radclyffe School’s finished report, visit

10 March 2016

School Report Day team

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