Attleborough Academy Students Create the News for BBC School News Report Day
An Attleborough Academy, Year 7 English class spent a day learning what it is like to create news to a tight deadline by taking part in BBC School News Report. This is the eighth year running that Attleborough students have been taking part in the BBC News School Report programme. This year, Assistant Principal Mrs McConnell, and Librarian Ms Elliott worked on the day with a Year 7 English class, joined by English and Media teacher Ms Taylor who had spent the weeks prior to this with her Year 8 students writing articles and filming news. On BBC News Report Day, we were also assisted by Year 12 Literature students Emma and Eleanor and some of the Year 13 Media students. During the day, the students interviewed Group Chief Executive of the TEN Group, Mr Dick Palmer about his career and view on current education.
BBC News School Report gives students in the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience. The main aim of BBC News School Report is to interest young people in the world around them by giving them the chance to make their own news. It is also an opportunity for students to inform a real audience, via BBC programmes and web pages, about the stories which are important to them. With access to resources from the BBC News School Report website, and with support from BBC staff and partners, teachers help students develop their journalistic skills to become School Reporters.
On Thursday 16 March, Attleborough Academy joined schools from across the world to take part in an annual News Day, simultaneously creating video, audio and text-based news reports, and publishing them on our website.