Part of BBC Coventry & Warwickshire
School News Day 2008
By CSV Action Desk Producer Rosie King
Thursday, March 13 was BBC School News Day- and children up and down the country stormed the BBC, playing their part in all forms of programme making.
CSV supported this initiative in Coventry and Warwickshire, encouraging BBC volunteers to give their time and specialist skills to get children making radio.
In Rugby, East Warwickshire Correspondent Sue Curtis visited Avon Valley School to share her experience of making a weekly podcast for our website.
The class went on to produce their own podcasts for the school website. In the afternoon, CSV Action Desk Producer Rosie King also visited Avon Valley to report for the Bob Brolly Show with two of the students.
In Coventry, four pupils from Tile Hill Wood School spent the day at BBC Coventry & Warwickshire.
They started the day bright and early at 7am with Liz Kershaw, before being sent out to report on that morning’s news. Following the discovery of the WW2 bomb the previous afternoon, it was a key day for the news team, and the students interviewed stall holders at Coventry Market on their experience of the city centre evacuation.
There was just time for a quick sandwich before the start of the Mid-Morning Show. The School reporters spent most of the show in the studio, being given top presenting tips by Annie Othen.
They had the opportunity to present links and voiceovers, practice their finger cues and even interview TV producer Nick Handel and BBC News anchorman Huw Edwards.
Two of the students spent time at the newsdesk, where they wrote, produced and recorded clips for a special 3-minute School News Report which they presented live after the regular news at 2pm.
Finally, the Tile Hill School Reporters joined Bob Brolly in the studio to help him interview Journey South. They kept the boys on their toes with some quirky and original questions!
To hear the Avon Valley podcasts, go to the school website:
last updated: 07/04/2008 at 15:22