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In pics: School Report highlights
9 February 2012
Last updated at 14:26
School Reporters are already getting stories under their belts in preparation for News Day 2012. Check out the amazingly wide collection of stories and people they've encountered.
School Reporters Greg and Alix (middle two) from Duncanrig Secondary in Glasgow rub shoulders with some top entertainers as dancer and actress Bonnie Langford and actor Todd Carty prepare to appear on BBC Scotland's Fred MacAulay radio show
First-time School Reporters from The Basildon Upper Academy in Essex are treated with a special trip to BBC Essex. From left to right, they are: Perry, Danielle , Martha, teacher Emma Oliver and Aaron. Welcome to School Report!
These Year 8 School Reporters from The Weald School, in West Sussex, were looking for some good Olympics-related stories, but needed a little inspiration. Enter Steve Wilson, who will be commentating on the London 2012 Olympic Games this year for the BBC. If he can't help, no-one can!
Right: Emily, who was recognised by the 2011 Banbury Women in Business Awards, holds one of her prized chickens that she keeps for selling eggs to her local customers. Left: The girls enjoy their day as journalists covering Emily's story for School Report
Cheeeeeese! The School Report team from Kingsthorpe College in Northampton prepare for the big day with a time-out in front of the cameras. Smiles please!
Peter Allam, Team GB Sailing Technical Operations manager and bronze medalist at 1984 LA Games, meets School Reporters from Waverley School in Birmingham. Asha said: "It sounds like an interesting sport. I'm also happy because it's the first time I’ve seen an Olympic medal"
Lisneal College students made the most of the sunshine in Derry to pre-record an interview with Ebrington site manager, Alan Armstrong, about the Peace Bridge, built to "encourage greater levels of cross-community integration"
School Reporters from Hounsdown School in Hampshire were lucky enough to bump into actor Bernard Hill whilst out reporting on the new SeaCity Museum. The museum is due to open in April, to mark 100 years since the sinking of the Titanic. Hill, of course, played a captain in the film of the same name. Coincidence?
School Reporters Greg and Sophie from Killermont Primary in East Dunbartonshire, meet 'Horrid Henry' after interviewing Francesca Simon, who created the series of popular children's books, at the Author's Live event for BBC Scotland
2008 X Factor winner Alexandra Burke shows her support for the School Report project on her visit to BBC Radio Humberside
School Reporters Grace and Chris from Admiral Lord Nelson School, Portsmouth, managed to grab an unexpected photo with Gary Barlow on their way in to record an interview with Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans!
There was some impressive teamwork on display as students from St Killian's College, Slemish College, Magherafelt High School & Coleraine High School all came together for Practice News Day on 8 February. They kicked things off by checking out current stories from local and national newspapers
The schools, all from Northern Ireland, took advantage of their increased numbers to form a comprehensive news team, producing bulletins from this highly professional-looking studio. Impressive stuff - and a great rehearsal for News Day itself on 15 March.
Antony, 13 and Caitlin, 14 from Waingels College in Woodley, visited the Redgrave-Pinsent Rowing Lake at Caversham to interview and film the GB rowing team in training. They had to use a handy step to bring men’s four member Alex Gregory (height: 6ft 5in) down to their level!
Antony and Caitlin were also lucky enough to grab an interview with Sir Matthew Pinsent himself on the riverbank in Caversham. He was so popular even the geese were trying to get a word with him!
School Reporter Hawa from St John Wall Catholic School in Birmingham finds out more about the Torch Relay route coming to her local areas when she visited the Black Country Living Museum
Students from Dixons Allerton Academy, Bradford get interviewing tips from their BBC local radio team
12-year-old Jake from Whitley Academy, Coventry, presents his findings as he rounds up his school's report about their local area
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