Each March, we take part in the annual News Day with BBC News School Report. This project gives our students the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience. Using lesson plans and materials from the website, and with support from BBC staff and partners, we help our students to develop their journalistic skills to become School Reporters. Their video, audio and text-based news reports, are published on our College website, to which the BBC link.
BBC SCHOOL REPORT 2013
During terms 3 and 4, 11 students have worked on BBC News School Report as part of their electives. As well as writing their version of today’s news, they have also created news packages regarding issues that have interested them. These have included the use of computer games like Minecraft for educational purposes and the importance of our friends and neighbours.
On Tuesday 19 March, our team were given the opportunity to work with Jon Ozanne from BBC News School Report on a piece of research regarding making Shakespeare fun. They took part in a workshop regarding Shakespearean’s portrayal of Richard III in the grounds of Leicester Cathedral. This was just across the road from the actual site where the Kind Richard III’s bones were found. Our reporters had the opportunity to interview two archaeologists from Leicester University; Richard Buckley, lead archaeologist and Matthew Morris, the archaeologist who actually uncovered the bones in the first trench. These interviews can be seen below.