We’ve just taken part in the BBC News School Report, which gives 11-16 year-old students in the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience.
Schools across the country participated in an annual News Day, simultaneously creating video, audio and text-based news reports, and publishing them on their school website, to which the BBC linked.
We produced a 50 minute rolling news programme which was broadcast live on our website using our Spriggan Outside Broadcast vehicle. The day was a culmination of the work by Mrs Fisher and her media group who had spent the preceding weeks preparing video packages and interviews to run as part of the programme. The broadcast itself also contained breaking world news on the day and weather and interviews in our studio with local guests.
We also broadcast live on the BBC News Red Button Service, which was recorded and then replayed on the BBC News Channel throughout the day. After a successful broadcast our team were then interviewed on BBC Radio Cornwall to give their opinion of the day.
Mr Hall who led the Production Team who produced the television programme said ”…Everyone involved has had a fantastic experience. The level of production was fantastic and our news team worked hard all day to make a programme of such a high standard.”
Congratulations to everyone who took part. We look forward to doing it again next year!
To see the report look on BBC News School Report section of our website.