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BBC Northern Ireland's Newsline seeks new reporter

Category: Northern Ireland

Date: 20.05.2005
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BBC Northern Ireland's Newsline is challenging P7 pupils with a new test - to report on how education cuts are affecting their school.


As part of a major report into how Northern Ireland's schools are coping with £30m proposed cuts, the daily news programme will be offering young reporters the chance to tell their story.


BBC Newsline's Education Correspondent, Maggie Taggart, said: "How will the cuts affect your school? Will there be bigger classes? Are there plans to close down your school library or canteen? Will there still be lollipop men and women keeping you safe outside your school? We want to know what you think and for you to help us tell one of the biggest stories in Northern Ireland today."


Young reporters are asked to submit their story idea, in less than 100 words, to the programme.


The BBC Newsline team will then travel to the school involved and the selected reporter will get a chance to report their story on television.


Angelina Fusco, Editor of BBC Newsline, said: "We are challenging budding journalists to tell their story about their school. We want to hear from P7s about what they see as the cruellest cut, or what they think will make accessing education more difficult. We will travel to the school of the young reporter selected and listen to what they say."


If you have a story to tell, tell us about in less than 100 words and send by email to or send it by post to:


BBC Newsline P7 Challenge

c/o BBC Newsline

Broadcasting House

Ormeau Avenue


BT2 8HQ.


Please include your your name and school contact details with your entry.


The deadline is Friday 27 May 2005.




Category: Northern Ireland

Date: 20.05.2005
Printable version


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