School Report 2012-13: School Report planning diary

School Reporters at Hounsdown School look at their pictures Planning stories in advance gives you plenty of time to edit your material

Not all BBC news stories are created from scratch on the day they are broadcast - and yours don't have to be either.

Some stories appear out of the blue, but many are the result of forward planning and careful preparation.

Every newsroom has a diary to help plan for what is coming up and make plans. Preparation allows you to do your research, contact potential interviewees and polish your script and story.

This page will be updated throughout the year, so keep checking to see what's coming up.

And remember: there will be other local events going on in your area, so don't miss out on the chance to report!


4 February - 17 March: Six Nations, nationwide

7 February: Safer Internet Day, nationwide

9 February: 4th School Report practice News Day


MARCH 2012

1 March: St David's Day, Wales


Once you've decided on the story you want to cover, why not use one of these newsgathering diaries to help you decide how to cover it? It's just like we do it at the BBC!

3-4 March: Music Nation, nationwide

5-9 March:National Careers Week 2012, nationwide

8 March: International Women's Day, nationwide

12 March: Commonwealth Day, nationwide

15 March: School Report News Day

17 March: St Patrick's Day, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland

23-25 March: Sport Relief, nationwide

Read School Report's guide to reporting Sport Relief stories


APRIL 2012

18 April: 100 days to start of Olympic Games

23 April: St George's Day, England

23 April - 9 September: World Shakespeare Festival, nationwide


MAY 2012

18 May - 27 July: Torch Relay, nationwide

21 May: 100 days to start of Paralympic Games


JUNE 2012

2-5 June: Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, nationwide

9 June - 1 July: Euro 2012, Poland and Ukraine

21 June - 9 September: Festival 2012, nationwide

23-24 June: Radio 1's Hackney Weekender, London


JULY 2012

27 July - 12 August: Olympic Games, London and other venues



24-29 August: Paralympic Torch Relay, nationwide

29 August - 9 September: Paralympic Games, London and other venues

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