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A special edition presented by teenagers

58 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 21 March 2013

Lauren and Holly from Bartley Green School in Birmingham present a special School Report edition with Jenni Murray. We discuss safety on buses; meet Paralympic athlete Hannah Cockroft; Henry Dimbleby Cooks The Perfect School Dinner.


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  • Safety on public transport

    Two weeks ago, sixteen year old Christina Edkins from Birmingham died after being stabbed on a bus while on her way to school. A man, aged 22 has appeared in court charged with her murder. Lauren and Holly are worried about the level of anti-social behaviour on buses. To discuss, Woman’s Hour is joined by Kerry Blakeman, Chief Inspector of West Midlands Police and part of the Safer Travel Partnership in the West Midlands.  

  • Unemployment

    The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show that there are currently 2.5 million unemployed people in the UK.  While the number of people not working continues to fall, for those still seeking employment, the figures offer little comfort.  BBC News School Reporter, 14 year old Verity has been finding out how unemployment has affected her family.  Her dad Tim was made redundant last November, and since then the family have been adjusting to life where dad's at home and money is tight.

  • Henry Dimbleby Cooks The Perfect…School Dinner

    As part of the BBC’s School Report project, Henry Dimbleby prepares the perfect school dinner: Chilli Con Carne. Henry Dimbleby is a co-founder of the Leon restaurant chain and he is also taking part in the Cook 5 campaign to encourage children to learn to cook five dishes by the age of 16, so what will our 15 year old presenters Lauren and Holly think of his campaign and more importantly, his cooking?

  • Song Lyrics

    If you’re the parent of a secondary school age child, you’ve probably got parental controls on the internet, and censors on satellite TV. But do you really know what’s on your child’s ipod? Girls from St Marylebone CE School in London are disturbed by lyrics in some of the songs that they and their friends listen to.

  • Hannah Cockcroft

    One major legacy of the Olympics and Paralympics Games was a huge number of new British sporting heroes. And they’ve all  been setting new records  travelling round the country  meeting and inspiring young people. The pupils of Hipperholme and Lightcliffe Highschool in Halifax have welcomed local girl Hannah Cockcroft to their school.


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