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Poisonous toothpaste?

Students from Newland Girls' School in Maidenhead are taking part in the BBC's 2009 School Report. Stories will include a special investigative report into the possibility of poisonous toothpaste...

Newlands Girls School students

Newlands Girls School students

Twenty-nine pupils from Newlands Girls' School in Maidenhead will be turning their classroom into a fully-functioning newsroom, with a full TV news report airing at 2pm on Thursday 26 March.

The school, based in Farm Road, will be joining up with around 500 schools across the UK making the news for the BBC's annual School Report day.

Over the past few months the students in Year eight have been working hard, training to be top journalists, carrying out interviews and producing reports.

Watch a report here:

English teacher Joanne Humphrey says: "There have been many times when I have thought we would never be ready for news day, but the girls have really impressed me with their motivation and determination.

"BBC School Report has been a fantastic learning experience for them."

On Thursday at 2pm the students will be broadcasting their news, covering the stories of the day as well as their special report on apparently poisonous toothpastes which are on sale in the UK.

Student Irum Hafeez says: "It's been fun and it's a great way to experience a reporter's life."

School Report is a BBC initiative for schools that has garnered support from political leaders and the BBC's own newsteam.

In 2007 Park House School in Newbury interviewed Tory leader David Cameron and last year North Walsham High School in Norfolk grilled Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Ex-teacher and BBC News presenter, Huw Edwards, is also lending his support to the project.

He says: "I'm involved because I want to give young people the chance to make the news themselves, and I want to share the principles of good journalism."

Check this page for Newlands Girls' full report on Thursday 26 March.

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