School Report 2012 News Day

Key Points

  • More than 1,000 schools across the UK have taken part in School Report News Day
  • Over 30,000 School Reporters helped make the news for real
  • There were seven hours of live TV and radio on the Red Button and School Report website
  1.  
    0800:

    Good morning everyone and welcome to the day everyone's been waiting for: News Day is here and we're all ready to go here at School Report HQ.

    More than 1000 schools across the UK and 30,000 School Reporters are taking part today and this is where you can follow what they're up to!

     
  2.  
    0807:

    It's barely gone eight o'clock and School Report has already been on the airwaves several times this morning, with the first report about an egg-selling schoolgirl from Sidford School in Oxfordshire featuring on Farming Today.

     
  3.  
    0814:

    BBC Breakfast business presenter Stephanie McGovern is at Oakfield Community College in Middlesbrough, reporting on budding entrepreneurs involved in recycling and the development of a computer application that helps students revise.

     
  4.  
    0824:

    As you should be able to see on the right-hand side of the page - the video stream is up and running. We're kicking off with some highlights of the year so far before we go live from our studio in Salford at 0900!

    At 1015 we'll go to our radio studio until 1400 - coincidently the big deadline everyone is working towards today - with our Millbank studio taking th reins until 1600. So stay tuned!

     
  5.  
    0830:

    "From the daily sport, to the historic politics, we cover everything, and it requires a lot of work. We are especially proud to put our names on each and every piece of work," says a teacher from Rutlish School in Merton. Dominic, a student taking part says: "It is an amazing experience because of all the opportunities it presents."

     
  6.  
    0835:

    The team at Tarporley High School in Cheshire will give us a behind-the-scenes experience as they interview Olympic torchbearers from their school and give a report on body image with a plus-size model as a guest. They'll also be exploring what it's like to work in television with CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell.

     
  7.  
    0847:

    Arnold Academy in Bedfordshire are reporting on the departure of their long seriving headmistress and scrutinising the prospective candidates hoping to replace her. Sounds interesting!

     
  8.  
    0848:

    Chipping Campden School in Gloucester are gearing up for the 400th local Dover's games as well as reporting on the Chipping Campden Literature Festival.

     
  9.  
    0853:

    Ashfield School in Nottingham are interviewing a local Olympic hopeful and reporting on Sports Relief fundraising activities as well as introducing the local community to their new members of staff.

     
  10.  
    0854:

    The Sir John Gleed School in Spalding have been reporting on the closing of a wildlife sanctuary, hit by the recession after 25 years. Students have also been talking to one of the last surviving victims of the holocaust about the experience, and to one of their teachers who has been given a place on the National Space Centre team.

     
  11.  
    0855:

    Queen Elizabeth's School in Lincolnshire have been preparing their stories for the news day on a wide range of topics including carbon neutral schools and their local traveller community. The students have also been investigating the real cost of free range eggs and why so many students choose to leave the area after finishing sixth form or college. We're also looking forward to their report on travel difficulties experienced by the county orchestra as they make their way across the rural landscape.

     
  12.  
    0855:

    Wickham School and Sports College have been busy preparing reports about events in their local area such as a Zumbathon World Record attempt! Students have also been producing a podcast dedicated to PC Rathband who recently passed away, "the podcast will focus on the positive relationship the school had with Mr Rathband and how he inspired students during his visits over the last year" says Learning Co-ordinator Aaron Day.

     
  13.  
    0856:

    Adams' Grammar School in Newport have interviewed a student who plays football for England U16s - could he be the next Beckham?! The students have also been reporting on changes in their local area such as a new high speed rail link and Jaguar Land Rover plant which could change the landscape, as well as asking council leaders what they are doing to help local shops struggling to survive.

     
  14.  
    0856:

    Sixth formers at De Aston School in Lincolnshire are holding a Masterchef competition which students will be reporting from live throughout News Day. Keep an eye out for their interview with a local Paralympic athlete as well as other breaking-news stories!

     
  15.  

    Students at Mayville High School in Southsea have planned a 30-minute programme for today's News Day, jam-packed with Olympic and Paralympic news and interviews, reports on the issue of racism in football, the travelling culture behind funfairs, and how the school celebrated International Women's Day, all topped off with a ukulele playing vicar collaborating with the school's singing star!

     
  16.  
    0901:

    Abraham Darby Academy in Telford will be giving their local community a sneak peak at their new academy building and leisure centre whilst questioning the manager and local people about what they think will be brought to the community.

     
  17.  
    0901:

    Malbank School and Sixth Form Centre in Cheshire have the whole community on board! They've invited their local radio station, councillors and local people to take part in their News Day.

     
  18.  
    0902:

    The team at Heathfield School in Middlesex are investigating the art of tattoos and piercings as well as questioning what the increase in tuition fees will mean for young people planning where to go for University.

     
  19.  
    0902:

    One student at The Harefield Academy has been telling the reporters about their chance to compete at the Olympics this summer. As well as this, students have been reporting on the opening of a new boarding house at their Academy.

     
  20.  

    0919: School Reporters from Thornton Grammar School in Bradford have already started shooting their piece about make-up in schools.

     
  21.  
    0926:

    Twickenham Academy have made a 10-minute radio news bulletin for BBC News School Report covering subjects such as mobile phones in school, changes in teaching practices, fashion, lost property and sport.

     
  22.  
    0927:

    There's great excitement and a real buzz in the air at Theale Green Community School in West Berkshire, as the School Reporters collect their press passes.

     
  23.  
    0928:

    Filming begins at Theale Green Community School as a local MP is put on the spot over university tuition fees.

     
  24.  
    0940:

    Walton High in Milton Keynes are off to a busy start, covering stories about job cuts, sport relief and local football team MK Dons.

     
  25.  
    0943:

    Students from Tarporley High and Bury Grammar Boys School on School Report Live, have been speaking to plus-size model Jenna Herlingshaw and Cbeebies Presenter Cerrie Burnell. Jenna told students that plus-size models have opened up the fashion world and thinks that they are making a difference.

     
  26.  
    0946:

    Here's the Prime Minister David Cameron and some School Reporters gathered around the table in the Cabinet Room in Downing Street. They discussed gang-crime, unemployment and Angry Birds.

    Prime Minister, David Cameron, and School Reporters gather around the table in The Cabinet Room, to discuss gang-crime, unemployment and Angry Birds
     
  27.  
    0953:

    More on that body image story we saw on School Report Live earlier: Cbeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell, who spoke to students from Flixton Girls School and Bury Grammar Boys School, suggested young people should be confident in their own skins. Everyone has their own insecurities and the more we learn to accept our differences things can get better, she added.

     
  28.  
    1011:

    Students from Flixton Girls School and Bury Grammar Boys School, appearing on School Report Live, have been putting questions to ex-footballer Robbie Savage. Asked about the Premier League, Robbie thinks that Manchester United might have the edge over their rivals Manchester City for the remainder of this season.

     
  29.  
    1013:

    School Reporters at Woodhey High School, Bury, have been investigating the different sports in which children are involved in the forthcoming London Olympic Games. One pupil is interviewing international gymnast Theo Seager.

     
  30.  
    1016:

    Remember that School Report isn't just on television and online - it's on the radio too. Everyone in St Marylebone CE School in Westminster is preparing audio for their radio reports today. The reporters are all quite calm and are working on stories on the future of technology for teenagers, girl guides, the Cultural Olympiad, International Women's Day and the possibility of the end of the world in 281 days!

     
  31.  
    Via Email

    Jodie from Sir James Smith's Community School in Cornwall says: "Can't wait to get started on our BBC school report! REALLY wanna get started!"

     
  32.  
    1022:

    Marden High School in Newcastle has begun its School Report day and is acting as the hub for five other schools.

     
  33.  
    1022:

    Sedgehill School in Lewisham is reporting on its pupils' allocation of Olympic tickets - which events will they go to?

     
  34.  
    1031:

    Manisha, Hawa and Raman are School Reporters from St John Wall school in Birmingham. They'll be covering the Birmingham riots, what the Olympics mean to Birmingham, and celebrating their cultural diversity gold award. They're hoping to be on BBC Asian network at between 1230 GMT and 1300 GMT.

     
  35.  
    1034:

    Students from Walbottle Campus College in Newcastle are in their editing suites putting their content together, and looking forward to seeing what all the other schools are up to.

     
  36.  
    1036:

    Matthew from Bury Grammar Boys School and Alex from Tarporley High School have been speaking on School Report Live about being picked as an Olympic torch bearers. Matthew expects to be running around 300m and is excited to see what the torch will look like in reality.

     
  37.  
    1037:

    Budding journalists at Reading School in Berkshire are working on a number of stories. But their hot topic is last night's shock announcement that Reading has lost out to Chelmsford on its bid for city status.

     
  38.  
    1037:

    Pupils at Ecclesfield School in Sheffield are using School Report day to investigate environmental issues.

     
  39.  
    1039:

    School Reporters from Hyndland Secondary School in Glasgow are writing and researching stories about Facebook, the new Curriculum for Excellence and rising chocolate prices.

     
  40.  
    1043:

    Earlier this morning School Reporters from Loxford School of Science and Technology in Ilford and St John Wall Catholic School in Birmingham joined Tommy Sandhu on his Asian Network programme - you can listen back via this link

     
  41.  
    Via Twitter

    @rogermosey, the director of London 2012 at the BBC, tweets: "Best of luck to everyone involved in @BBCSchoolReport today. Always a great initiative, and this year special for #BBC2012"

     
  42.  
    1046:

    School Reporters from Sibford School in Banbury are finding inspiration in fellow pupil Emily who, at the age of 12, became Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the Banbury Women in Business Awards after selling eggs from her chickens to local customers. You can watch a report on that story here.

     
  43.  
    1049:

    Earlier, radio School Reporters put questions to Lord Seb Coe at the Olympic Park. Listen live to School Report radio here

    Lord Coe
     
  44.  
    1053:

    Parrs Wood School in Manchester has the inside scoop on the controversy surrounding a new casino that has opened right next door to the school. The local MP, neighbouring traders and residents and the pupils have all had their say. We'll have more on the story later today.

     
  45.  
    1056:

    A team of 28 video journalists at St George's Academy in Lincolnshire are reporting on what is happening in classrooms across the school. The Year 8 students have filmed a geography lesson about world weather and a Spanish class on news events in Spain. Vice principal Terry Crawshaw says it's "mayhem but everyone is really excited".

     
  46.  
    1059:

    BBC School Report Radio will be reported live from Bolton St Catherine's Academy in Bolton. They interviewed two Year 11 producers Peter and Declan about the day and what they have planned.

     
  47.  
    1059:

    Brentside Buzz Hub has heard from Aaron and Jeevan at Bramcote Park School in Nottingham where they are finalising written reports, editing film footage and taking photos of their work.

     
  48.  
    1100:

    School Reporters from Years 7, 8 and 10 at Claydon High School in Ipswich interviewed pupils involved in the sell-out 'Claydon's Got Talent' show at their school. But Lauren, Year 10, who has worked her way up from reporter to editor this year could not take part; she said: "I was supposed to be in the show but my story was more important."

     
  49.  
    1100:

    Bartley Green School in Birmingham are dealing with a power cut this morning while trying to assemble their School Report running order!

     
  50.  
    1101:

    Year 9 reporters from Stowmarket High School in Suffolk will be working with Jon Wright from BBC Radio Suffolk. They will be producing reports on internet safety, Sport Relief, Stowmarket for teens and Crazy Weather.

     
  51.  
    1102:

    A team of news hounds at West London Free School in Hammersmith are standing pens at the ready, prepared to reveal today's important news stories for the BBC School Report. "It's a pressured task but these pupils are more than capable of it" says lead teacher Deborah Halifax. Carys, one of the pupils involved, said: "I'm expecting an action packed day."

     
  52.  
    1105:

    School Reporters at Devizes School in Wiltshire are interviewing a governor because they have just found out that their school is bidding for academy status. Forty-five pupils from Years 7-13 have volunteered to take part in School Report News Day.

     
  53.  
    1108:

    Pupils at Harris City Academy in Crystal Palace are looking at how to cover the Kony2012 viral campaign at a school level. School Reporters are also covering the way changing technology is affecting the computer game market.

     
  54.  
    1108:

    Jenna at Our Lady's Convent High in Hackney has been in contact with the Marden High Hub in Newcastle to tell them about their reports on the Olympics and the transformation of their school from old to new.

     
  55.  
    1109:

    Students at The Albany School in Hornchurch, Essex have interviewed pupils from the British Council School in Rwanda about their favourite sports. The most popular sport in Rwanda is cycling.

     
  56.  
    1109:

    Hawick High School in Roxburghshire is preparing for a radio bulletin, interviewing the chief of police for the Scottish borders and reporting on rugby player Stuart Hogg's relationship with the school and local area.

     
  57.  
    1110:

    Twenty one Year 7 School Reporters at Monks Walk School in Hertfordshire have filmed an Olympic song writing competition in the local community for News Day. Megan says the 1400 deadline is 'going to get scarier as it gets closer!

     
  58.  
    1110:

    School reporters at Trinity School Belvedere, in Kent, are busy writing reports on the Syrian conflict, online safety and safety on the streets and the Olympics. They will also cover a group of European visitors to their school today.

     
  59.  
    1113:

    Update from our 14-year-old reporters Alice and Molly at St. Ambrose Barlow RC High Schoolin Manchester: Pupils at Smithills School in Bolton are working hard to reach their School Report deadline. Thirty Year 9 students, with the help of last year's School Reporters, are reporting on the Olympics and World Book Day. Ms Haygarth, their House Co-ordinator, says they are "really excited, absolutely buzzing and we think it's a good opportunity for our pupils".

     
  60.  
    1113:

    Students at Sibford School in Banbury are being encouraged to get an taste of being an entrepreneur, in the hope it might later give them a leg up in the world of work. You can see how these budding Richard Bransons got on in this report.

     
  61.  
    1114:

    School Reporters from Hull have hosted a debate on young people becoming more self-conscious about body image and its impact on self-confidence. The debate also includes comments from singer Alexandra Burke.

     
  62.  
    1119:

    Here's a photo of School Reporters at West London Free School in Hammersmith at the beginning of their big news day. They're with their teacher Deborah Halifax.

    West London Free School pupils
     
  63.  
    1122:

    An update from Kieron and Patrick, aged 14 and 15, School Report newsgatherers from St Ambrose Barlow RC High School, Manchester. They tell us pupils at St Thomas More RC College have been interviewing a fellow student - Star - who's been raising funds for the Brittle Bones Society by climbing the Eiffel Tower. Star, 13, has the disease osteogenesis imperfecta and she recently told her story on the TV show "My Life" on CBBC. News editor Daniel thinks the day is going well and said: "It's exciting but you can get nervous as well."

     
  64.  
    1124:

    John Holland, a teacher at Quarrydale School in the East Midlands says pupils "settled quickly in their roles, seemed to thrive on it". A feature on "Britain's most spoilt girl" is one of the topics covered by the 30 students on Quarrydale School Report team.

     
  65.  
    1125:

    Year 8 pupils at Hillcrest School and Community College, Netherton, Dudley have been interviewing their head teacher Mrs Garatt about the school's new \u00a35m building. Netherton author Dean Horton will also be talking about his new book, The Semiotic Networks.

     
  66.  
    1125:

    Pupils at the East Manchester Academy have researched stories and are preparing reports. They will be interviewing the head teacher about manners, and will be writing about one form group who will be sending treats to the dogs that search for bombs in Afghanistan.

     
  67.  
    1126:

    School Reporters bid farewell to BBC Breakfast's Sian Williams on her final day on the show (and there's a bit of trampolining as well).

     
  68.  
    1129:

    Reporters at Saint John Wall in Birmingham have had their morning meeting and are getting to work gathering the day's news!

     
  69.  
    1130:

    It's apparently "all systems go" at St Egwins CE Middle School in Evesham. The students are busy setting up interviews and writing their scripts. One teacher said: "Everyone is very excited and the students love wearing their School Report lanyards!"

     
  70.  
    1132:

    Baytree Special School in Weston-super-Mare is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. Ten pupils from Years 10 and 11 are reporting on how different things were back in 1962.

     
  71.  
    1132:

    At Basildon Upper Academy in Essex, School Report students are setting up a "talkeoke" in the cafeteria so they can get quotes from fellow pupils about how tough it is trying to decide their subject options.

     
  72.  
    1136:

    Update from George and Tom, aged 15 and 14, who are School Report newsgatherers from St Ambrose Barlow RC High School, Manchester: Twelve students at St Aidan's Church of England Academy in Darlington have been gathering news for a range of stories. They have interviewed the CEO of Darlington football club on its fight for survival. Also, Connor in Year 9 is compiling a report on Chelsea's comeback in the Champions League.

     
  73.  
    1136:

    Pupils at Castell Alun High School in Flintshire are covering a variety of stories including the build-up to the Wales v France Six Nations rugby decider, the school's spring music concert, and how pupils are preparing to mark the Olympics.

     
  74.  
    1136:

    School Reporters at Congleton High School in Cheshire are researching stories on road safety, animal testing, the past, present and future of the Olympic Games and the talks on Afghanistan between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron. There is a real buzz of excitement in the newsroom!

     
  75.  
    1136:

    Lealands High School in Luton has had its morning editorial meeting and pupils have picked a few stories to chase today. Georgia wants to explore why Luton missed out on city status to Chelmsford and is off to grill an Essex-born teacher for his opinion.

     
  76.  
    1137:

    Pupils from Year 8 at Esher Church of England High School in Surrey, have arrived at the Surrey University Television studios and are about to hold an editorial meeting. One group has already interviewed one of their teachers, who is running the Brighton marathon in April.

     
  77.  
    1138:

    Pupils at the Hornsey School for Girls in London will be covering topics such as International Women's Year and how technology is changing the face of education, plus an interview with singer-songwriter Labrinth.

     
  78.  
    1141:

    Sir John Gleed School, Girls Campus, in Lincolnshire is investigating the potential closure - due to the current economic climate - of their local Butterfly and Animal Park, which has been open for 25 years.

     
  79.  
    1141:

    Students from Pool Hayes Arts and Community School in Willenhall will be covering a conference in Walsall as part of National Climate Week, where 70 businesses are sharing their procedures and ideas.

     
  80.  
    1144:

    Labour leader Ed Miliband told radio School Reporters that his wife calls him 'Sweetie'. He also said he and David Miliband were genuinely brotherly and had undertaken a lot of thought and discussion before standing against each other in the Labour Party leadership election. As well as these more personal topics, 12 School Reporters from across the country posed questions about NHS reforms, tuition fees and the state of the British economy.

     
  81.  
    1145:

    After great discussions in their editorial meeting the girls at Ricard's Lodge School in Wimbledon have decided on these stories: The death of the book and their freedom to use the internet, whether it is fair to split students into sets, and what can we do if an asteroid hits in 2013.

     
  82.  
    1149:

    It's role-reversal day at St Mary's High School, Herts as pupils Kemi and Hannah assume the roles of head teacher and deputy head, while the two top teachers attend the girls' lessons. Hope they don't get detention!

     
  83.  
    1151:

    Around 40 pupils fromSouthfields Community College have written reports on Sports Relief in their school and around the country, the allocation of London 2012 Olympic tickets, child slavery and Kony, celebrity gossip and stories about space and extra-terrestrial life. And with the deadline looming, the children are really starting to feel the pressure!

     
  84.  
    1151:

    Another update from our School Reporters from St. Ambrose Barlow RC High School, Manchester: Year 8 pupils from Tottington High School, Bury, are working hard reporting on the recent coach crash in Switzerland and also dog rescue and the school curriculum. Mr Burgoyne said meeting the 1400 GMT deadline for gathering news, which applies to all the School Reporters, will be "fine, no problem".

     
  85.  
    1154:

    George and Tom, also from St Ambrose Barlow RC High School, Manchester tell us students at St Julie's Catholic High School, Liverpool have been interviewing the women's England and Everton goalkeeper, Rachel Brown, on physical and mental health in schools, and are preparing both audio and web reports. Year 9 pupils said that they found reporting live news "amazing" and that it was "better than their usual English lessons".

     
  86.  
    1154:

    School reporters at Alsager School in Stoke-on-Trent are working on reports about a robbery at the local Co-Op shop, their new school uniform and the demolition of a local playground. They're also writing a story about the coach crash in Switzerland which killed 22 children.

     
  87.  
    1154:

    Update from Chloe and Fawn, School Report newsgatherers from St Ambrose Barlow RC High School, Manchester: Year 9 Students at Priory Sports and Technology College in Lancashire interviewed their head teacher Mr Hourigan about how school trips are organised safely in light of the recent coach crash in Switzerland. When asked how challenging the day had been one teacher, Mrs Young, said: "You think teaching is stressful until you put yourself in a newsroom environment!"

     
  88.  
    1155:

    Guildford County School in Surrey is working on a story about whether gay marriage should be made legal. The School Reporters will also be looking at young athletes that are gearing up for Sport Relief and will also be hearing from up and coming band Skylarks.

     
  89.  
    1155:

    Culverhay School in Bath has been busy today. Students have been reporting the news, sport and weather from local TV station BBC Points West and are preparing to go on air again this evening.

     
  90.  
    1155:

    Culture is on the menu at the Marches School and Technology College in Oswestry. Thirty Year 9 School Reporters are interviewing the author Frank Cottrell Boyce and the organiser of a local music festival, Osfest.

     
  91.  
    1200:

    Vesna Klein, BBC School Report leader at Brentside High in London says: "Our two reporters, Jonathan and Daniel, interviewed the Under-Secretary-General of the UN and Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Ms Coomaraswamy on Skype. They asked many searching questions about her involvement to stop children being used as soldiers in South Sudan. We are busy putting up the podcast on our website and the students will produce an online article about the experience. Here's a photo of Josh - reporter, cameraman and technician."

    Josh
     
  92.  
    1200:

    School Reporters at Cwmtawe Community School in Swansea have been tackling tough teenage issues, while covering the more positive stories on their doorstep. One of the school's students is an Olympic hopeful, and their head girl is a Gold Ambassador at London 2012.

     
  93.  
    1201:

    Students Ronan, James, Jack, Will and Sean from Ravens Wood School, London are showing true professionalism while coping with the pressure of being part of their school's TV crew for School Report day. They have prepared a vox-pop on the school steps, where they have interviewed the head teacher.

     
  94.  
    1201:

    Students from Swindon Academy have been reporting on the Olympics this morning as well as the government's decision to withdraw early GCSE entries. They've also been discussing Magic Maths.

     
  95.  
    1201:

    School Reporters at Harrop Fold School in Salford have welcomed their top story guest, rugby league legend Adrian Morley. He told reporter Michael that Warrington Wolves are confident of victory this year.

     
  96.  
    1202:

    Year 10 and 11 students at Cricket Green School in Surrey have made their own Breakfast Show, including reports on a wide range of stories including news, travel, sport, cooking, entertainment and weather. Right now reporters are roving the streets of Wimbledon interviewing people to find out their all-time favourite movies.

     
  97.  
    1206:

    And here's a Magic Maths teacher, to go with that Magic Maths story currently being discussed by students from Swindon Academy.

    Wizard
     
  98.  
    1207:

    Uplands Community College in Wadhurst are joined by Tim Everest, cameraman and editor at the BBC. They're nervous and excited as they get started!

    Uplands Community College pupils
     
  99.  
    1207:

    Southend High School for Girls in Southend-on-Sea High are putting together an ambitious 20 minute bulletin. They have just interviewed Alastair Welch, the managing director of Southend Airport. He revealed how he thought the environmental impact of the expansion of the airport will affect residents of the area.

     
  100.  
    1208:

    Pupils at Melbourn Village College, Hertfordshire, have pulled off a major coup by interviewing Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. The MP spent half an hour talking with Helen, Chris and Lauren about a variety of subjects - including, of course, the NHS. Teacher Germaine Varney described the experience as "absolutely brilliant".

     
  101.  
    1209:

    It's all a bit hectic at Sydenham School in Lewisham as Imogen, Esme, Leia and Eleanor interview Chris Best from Lewisham council about the regeneration of the local swimming pool. Hayley and Francesca are preparing a report on last week's dressing-up competition on World Book Day, and later BBC journalist David Thompson will pop in to help pupils finish their reports and prepare for their live broadcast at 1400 GMT.

     
  102.  
    1210:

    BBC Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones has been working with School Reporters to investigate ICT - does it have to be dull? Find out more and watch BBC News at 1300 GMT.

     
  103.  
    1211:

    AtSaint Aidan's Church of England Technology College in Preesall, Lancashire, students will be covering newsorthy topics such as what the school is doing to promote literacy, how safe are school trips in light of the recent bus crashes, road safety and potholes, and Sport Relief.

     
  104.  
    1212:

    Dan, 12 and Sam, 13, from Chipping Sodbury School near Bristol grilled Pensions Minister Steve Webb about politics and how to engage young people. On a literary note, Kayleigh and India, both 12, interviewed local author Rachel Ward and said of the experience: "We found out lots of interesting tips about what makes a good writer. She was a real inspiration!"

     
  105.  
    1215:

    The 28 students taking part in BBC News School Report from Nailsea School near Bristol have decided to base their reports on issues that have affected their school, like the making of a short film by a student at the school, sports achievements in their year and school charity events. They are also reporting on issues affecting schools around the world, such as the bus crash in Switzerland and the academy status of schools.

     
  106.  
    1215:

    Students from Highfield Humanities College in Blackpool are covering their school's performance of Hairspray, the Design and Technology group's participation in "Class of Your Own" competition in Washington DC, and activities around Fair Trade.

     
  107.  
    1218:

    Marden High School in Newcastle has a special guest - BBC Sports reporter Mark Tulip. He's seen here helping anchor Andrew as he prepares his script.

    Mark Tulip
     
  108.  
    1219:

    Another update from our intrepid School Report newsgatherers, Chloe and Fawn from St Ambrose Barlow RC High School, Manchester: Year 7 School Reporters at Rainhill High School in Lancashire have been covering a wide range of national issues, and produced a radio report which they then turned into a podcast for their school website. English teacher Mr Marlow said the students were working in a very professional way.

     
  109.  
    1220:

    There is a lot going on in Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School in Derbyshire: School Reporters are interviewing Anton du Beke and Erin Boag from Strictly Come Dancing, preparing reports on pocket money and trying to link it to the big economic picture. Other reporters are looking at local events related to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, reporting on the retirement of their long-serving headmaster and looking at snowdrops at Hopton Hall, just down the road from the school.

     
  110.  
    1221:

    Pupils from Alperton Community School in Alperton visited the BBC Weather Studio to find out how forecasters prepare their bulletins. They interviewed Nick Miller, who gave them top tips and emphasised how important it is for people to know about weather conditions in their own particular area.

     
  111.  
    1222:

    The girl's at Abbot's Hill School in Hemel Hempstead are busy working on news and weather reports. They also have the latest scoop on the local council shutting a leisure centre!

     
  112.  
    1224:

    The 27-strong reporting team at Oxford Spires Academy have hosted a sport debate with the legendary Roger Bannister - the first runner to run a four minute mile.They are also reporting on the literacy story that is in the news today and have stories on their academy status, the closure of magistrates' courts and eco-schools.

     
  113.  
    1224:

    What is the historic link between St Helens and the 1948 London Olympics? St Helens School in Northwood will be revealing all in their report, coming up later.

     
  114.  
    1225:

    The girls at Charles Edward Brooke School in Lambeth are having lots of fun on their School Report. They have been working hard all morning, researching and writing their pieces and are looking forward to filming shortly.

     
  115.  
    1226:

    Year 7 pupils at Newcastle School for Boys in Gosforth will be covering upcoming and current stories this news day, such as the budget, literacy standards, chromatherapy and the recent Swiss bus crash.

     
  116.  
    1231:

    Update from George 15, and Tom 14, School Report newsgatherers from St Ambrose Barlow RC High School, Manchester: Pupils at the Blue Coat School in Oldham have visited the new Madlowe Sports Centre to interview staff on the facilities available. They have stories about the Olympics - including one about Megan, in year 9, who is carrying the Olympic Torch on the 23 June. She'll be able to keep a replica!

     
  117.  
    1231:

    School Reporters from Tarporley High School in Cheshire have been investigating how modern teenagers are affected by body image issues. You can read all about it here and see a video report here.

     
  118.  
    1232:

    Students from Lammas School and Sports College in Leyton, East London, have interviewed construction workers about the impact of the Olympics in their area and also visited the Olympics site yesterday. They also linked up with partner schools in Tanzania and Australia.

     
  119.  
    1232:

    Ethan and Cameron, both pupils from The Gordon School, Aberdeenshire, interview professional wrestlers "Scotty Swift" and "Crusher Craib" as part of their "Wrestle Zone Scotland" article for this year's BBC School Report.

    Ethan and Cameron, both pupils from The Gordon School, Aberdeenshire, interview professional wrestlers "Scotty Smith" and "Crusher Craib"
     
  120.  
    1234:

    The Gedling School in Nottingham are interviewing teachers, pupils and their local MP for a piece on BBC Radio Nottingham's Drivetime Show. They also hope to get a clip on the station's 1300 GMT news!

     
  121.  
    1235:

    Oasis Academy, Oldham has discovered today that both a student and member of staff will be Olympic torch bearers. They have also been looking into horse racing after the death of horses at Cheltenham races and speaking to their principal about the new literacy drive. Jennifer, 14, is acting as editor and said she was "feeling confident" of hitting the 1400GMT deadline.

     
  122.  
    1235:

    Pupils from Northumberland Park Community School in Tottenham are in for a treat today, as some of the students have a kick around with Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermaine Defoe. They will also be covering wheelchair basketball, multicuralism and the riots, and will be asking do our streets erupt into riots because of the economic downturn?

     
  123.  
    1236:

    Up to 70 pupils at Attleborough High School in Norfolk are taking part in School Report. They are busy producing videos on a range of subjects looking at science, PE and health issues. Year 8 student, Zoe, also interviewed local MP George Freeman. He was obviously impressed, saying: "I really enjoyed being interviewed by Zoe. Who knows? She may be the next Fiona Bruce or Kate Adie."

     
  124.  
    1236:

    More updates from the indefatigable Chloe and Fawn, School Report newsgatherers from St Ambrose Barlow RC High School, Manchester: Year 9 and 10 Students at Roseberry Sports and Community College in Durham interviewed European Commission director Jonathan Scheele. Pupil Ben, 14, said: "I've learnt how hectic it can be in a newsroom and how important it is to work as a team, I know it sounds cheesy but it's true!"

     
  125.  
    1239:

    Students at Barnfield West Academy in Luton are currently newsgathering for six key stories. They will be recording pieces to camera, radio and TV news features, as well as producing written copy.

     
  126.  
    1240:

    Students from King John School in Thundersley are covering national and local news - including interviewing a local covers band. Innovative Year 10 Media students David, Rebecca and James made a music video for the band and are now part of the push towards the 1400 GMT deadline for schools to upload their stories online.

    Students from King John School in Thundersley
     
  127.  
    1241:

    Year 8 pupils at Westhaven School near Weston-Super-Mare in Somerset have been busy interviewing staff and pupils as well as speaking to the chief Ofsted inspector on the better reading programme. They have also reported on their recent school trip to France and the impact of the virus threatening lambs in the area.

     
  128.  
    1242:

    This just in from Kieron and Patrick, aged 14 and 15, School Report newsgatherers from St Ambrose Barlow RC High School, Manchester: Year 8 Students from Parrenthorn High School, in Prestwich, Manchester, are discussing the positive and negative effects of social networking in today's society. Views expressed to teacher Miss Herbertson were that social networking is "a double-edged sword," the negatives being cyber-bullying and scams, but the positives being global communication.

     
  129.  
    1244:

    Following the recent deaths of a 12-year-old Essex girl after being hit by a rugby ball and a 16-year-old boy from Bournemouth who was hit on the head by a cricket ball, Luke from New Bridge School in Oldham is working on an investigation into how safe school sports are.

     
  130.  
    1249:

    Woodfarm High School in East Renfrewshire students have focused on women in sport and interviewed BBC broadcaster Rhona McLeod. They have also been discussing their approaches to broadcasting with the BBC's Derek Livesey.

     
  131.  
    1249:

    Performing arts students at Wolstanton High School in Staffordshire are being filmed during auditions for their "W Factor" talent show. It's one of many fundraising events to help former pupil Megan Viggers who'll be competing with the Great Britain volleyball team at the Olympics.

     
  132.  
    1249:

    Year 8 pupils at Woolmer Hill School, Surrey have been really proactive in the local community and are putting the finishing touches on their report about "The Undershore Project." They have interviewed local residents about their opinion on turning Arthur Conan Doyle's former residence, a grade 2 listed building, into housing developments. Harry reported that "many residents thought it shouldn't be allowed".

     
  133.  
    1250:

    School reporters at Ormiston Venture Academy in Norfolk have just interviewed fellow student Esme, who's recorded two Adele-style tracks. They'll be uploaded to the school's e-magazine, along with text, video and podcasts.

     
  134.  
    1250:

    Winterbourne International Academy in South Gloucestershire will be covering the planting of rare Winterbourne Magnum plum trees at a nearby primary school, as well as wacky ideas for making use of the bread surplus, a proposal for new security tags for pupils, and how Bristol is involved in the Olympics.

     
  135.  
    1251:

    Hamstead Hall CLC School in Handsworth, Birmingham have been reporting on the Olympics and its impact upon the UK, along with personal stories on the impact of the visit of the Jamaican and American teams to Birmingham.

     
  136.  
    1251:

    The pupils at William Farr School in Welton, Lincolnshire are taking part in a live Skype link with the Lotus Valley International School in India. They are planning reports on the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, which coincides with the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations from the school.

     
  137.  
    1252:

    Westgate School in Winchester has been busy with 16 students in Year 7, writing about local, national and international news. They have based their reports on issues such as the problems in Syria, David Cameron's trip to America, the triathlon results of their school, the refurbishment of the Winchester Leisure Centre (for which the children interviewed local residents to find out how it would effect the community) and even a comprehensive weather report.

     
  138.  
    1252:

    Sport is dominating the headlines at Highfield Science Specialist School in Wolverhampton. Year 9 students are interviewing paralympic athlete Greg Sylvester and other pupils who are taking part in the forthcoming Sport Relief Mile.

     
  139.  
    1253:

    School Reporters from St Cecilia's College in Londonderry are working on radio broadcasts on Facebook addiction, the internet as the new TV, how healthy is Northern Ireland, and the new Titanic exhibition.

     
  140.  
    1257:

    At 1300 GMT today the Asian Network's Nihal show comes live from Bolton Muslim Girl's School as part of School Report. It'll feature a number of pupils aged between 11 and 16 who will discuss issues which affect young British Muslims, such as the difficulties they face integrating in British society and media portrayal of young Muslims.

     
  141.  
    1301:

    At Ark Academy in Wembley, north-west London, students are reporting on wanted Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony. He is notorious for having an army of child soldiers. Arozo is writing an article about Kony, "because we thought it was really important to get the message out to people, to help stop him". She says her friends from Africa want Kony captured and put on trial. A YouTube video called "Kony2012" is targeting the warlord and the International Criminal Court accuses him of brutal crimes.

     
  142.  
    1301:

    School News Reporters at Henry Beaufort School are questioning whether Winchester city centre has been taken over by fast-food chain restaurants. And the keen video team are also investigating how healthy the offerings are from their own school canteen.

     
  143.  
    1303:

    Students at St Edmund's Catholic School in Wolverhampton, which is taking part in School Report for the first time, are reporting on their school being open for 50 years. School Reporters have also met and interviewed the editor from their local newspaper to discuss breaking into journalism and the different methods to report news. They are also holding a press conference about the Olympics, speaking with the head of PE and the assistant head teacher.

     
  144.  
    1305:

    Pupils at Ernest Bevin College in Tooting will be covering the Olympics, focusing on the transport system, the torch bearing, how the school can be used as a training venue and how the Paralympics is overshadowed by the Olympics.

     
  145.  
    1306:

    Wheelchair football is an important sport to many of the pupils at New Bridge School in Oldham. Some of the school's pupils are wheelchair users and the sport allows them to play alongside, and often beat, their able-bodied class-mates and pupils from other schools. You can see their television report on this issue here.

     
  146.  
    1307:

    School Reporters in Diss High School in Norfolk have done an interview with Paralympian Danny Nobbs. The television team are finishing a report on the school's new vocational centre. The radio team have been researching the devastating coach crash in Switzerland. They are also completing a report on cyber-bullying and a story about local plans to celebrate the Queen's Diamond jubilee by giving all residents in a local village a free mug!

     
  147.  
    1309:

    Newquay Tretherras School in Cornwall are having a busy day so far. They've been on BBC Radio Cornwall, interviewed a member of Newquay Business Improvement District about local businesses and their plans, and the Eden Project about forthcoming events for children. Still to come is local champion surfer, Ben Skinner, and a councillor about the Golden Jubilee celebrations in Newquay.

     
  148.  
    1309:

    Pupils at the George Spencer Academy in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, are having a great time compiling reports for BBC News School Report as they work with Marcus Alton from BBC Radio Nottingham. Stories include how pupils at the school turn the tables on teachers by teaching staff about new technology.

     
  149.  
    1310:

    School news reporters at Preston Lodge School in Preston Pans, Midlothian, have been questioning teachers about a recent ban on hoodies which has now been reversed. But that's not all - a whole class is involved in reporting on everything from bullying to unemployment and even world news.

     
  150.  
    1312:

    Update from Alice and Molly, both 14, School Report newsgatherers from St Ambrose Barlow RC High School, Manchester: Pupils atUlverston Victoria High School in Cumbria are "very, very excited, especially when I gave out the school report ID cards" said Ms Shufflebottom, learning supervisor. The 34 students are reporting on world, national, regional and school based news, including whether the world will end in 2012. The pupils have all been given roles, including two main editors.

     
  151.  
    1313:

    Here's what some of the pupils at The Gordon School, Aberdeenshire have to say about this year's School Report: "We have enjoyed doing the school report because it gave us opportunities to meet our favourite sports people," say Emma and Ebony, who are writing about local sport. "We are finding this BBC School Report quite stressful but at the same time fun," say Kayleigh and Ashleigh, reporting on the tourist industry in Huntly. "We have found our topic interesting because we have found out lots of things that we didn't know before," say Caitlin and Shannon, who are looking into how weather affects education.

     
  152.  
    1313:

    At Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys in Kent, studio links have been recorded by presenters Ben and Arthur, and the finishing touches are being made to the Olympics special packages which will be ready for 1400 GMT.

     
  153.  
    1314:

    Marden High School anchors, Andrew and Stella, have been to BBC Radio Newcastle, along with Hannah, to answer questions on air about the BBC School Report. Andrew and Stella are now recording the final piece for Marden's report.

     
  154.  
    1316:

    School Reporters from Priestlands School in Hampshire are editing film of their attempt to break the world record for the most people standing on one foot - designed to show Olympic values of teamwork and excellence. There are few technical issues causing some problems, but the students are working hard to make the deadline.

     
  155.  
    1316:

    Featherstone High School students in Ealing, are working on a range of hot topics today including gang violence, Mother's Day, and the closing of a local pub which is famous in Bollywood.

     
  156.  
    1317:

    Here's a School Report video by pupils from Cardinal Heenan's School in Liverpool about the growing appeal of the game of handball.

     
  157.  
    1319:

    At The Pingle School in Derbyshire, all the students have customised personal press passes for the day, complete with pictures of themselves - a great idea! They're focusing on stories that the school are involved with, like World Book Day, and have already organised themselves into editorial teams with an editor, anchor and three reporters.

     
  158.  
    1323:

    Students at Inverclyde Academy in Greenock are busy filming their report. School Reporters, Cameron, Shaun, Megan and Jamie, will be on BBC Reporting Scotland at 1830 GMT. They're covering stories on the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014, Scottish independence and Sport Relief.

     
  159.  
    1324:

    Year 9 students at Uffculme School in Devon are busy making content in teams of four. Pupils are researching international, national and local stories and adapting them for a year 9 audience. Stories include a report on the recent bus crash in Switzerland and a piece focusing on the recent soldier deaths in Afghanistan. Pupils and staff with family or relatives in Afghanistan are being interviewed.

     
  160.  
    1327:

    One young radio reporter from The Weald School in Billingshurst, West Sussex bagged an exclusive interview with BBC presenter Sian Williams earlier, who had just finished her final appearance on BBC Breakfast. Still a little tearful, Sian said this morning's programme had been a very emotional experience, the Breakfast viewers were fantastic and working on the programme felt like being part of a big family. She also said she is pleased to have new projects to move on to and will not miss having to get up at four o'clock every morning.

     
  161.  
    1327:

    Seren, Shannon and Huw from Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun in Rhondda Cynon Taff have finished interviewing Wales' First Minister Carwyn Jones and are now recording in the Senedd.

     
  162.  
    1328:

    School Reporters are all over Castleford Academy working hard to create their news bulletin on time. Mr Harding said "the children have been fab but the deadline is looming, I may have less hair by the end of the day". Beth, 13, said "the day is incredible so far, I feel like a real journalist."

     
  163.  
    1328:

    Pupils at Cumbernauld High School in North Lanarkshire are reporting on the very exciting day they had yesterday when Craig Ferguson, host of The Late Late Show visited the school accompanied by film star Michael Clarke Duncan. Stories from today include the Eurozone Crisis, 2012 Olympics and Curriculum for Excellence.

     
  164.  
    1329:

    Roseland Community College in Cornwall is reporting on some varied topics, ranging from an "Angry Birds" show business report to the tragic coach crash in Swizterland. The Roseland students are also reporting on the fact that their headteacher, Mrs Black, is leaving at the end of the School Year. They're interviewing her about her plans for the future.

     
  165.  
    1329:

    Twenty School Reporters from Omagh High School in Omagh County Tyrone are interviewing their new principal, looking at how the credit crunch might affect their future, and finding out about a local link with London 2012. Cameraman William, Year 10, says: "We had to deal with sound problems but it all came together and I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product."

     
  166.  
    1329:

    Students at Therfield School in Surrey are investigating reports that they'll be charged to watch the Olympic bike race which is going to pass nearby. They're also writing and filming stories about why young people are more familiar with alcohol brands than food ones.

     
  167.  
    1330:

    Pupils at The Grays School Media Arts College in Thurrock are debating Google v teachers - is it better to look something up on the internet or ask your teacher? Seventeen Year 7 School Reporters have also made a video about their school.

     
  168.  
    1330:

    School Reporters in Horbury School in Wakefield are busy writing a reports on the local author, Sharon King, whose second book, "The Unfinished Stories", features a character with autism. They've also interviewed Year 11 student Samantha who has secured a place on a trip to help with community projects in Kenya. Last year school reporter Katie took part; she says "it is a great opportunity and very eye opening".

     
  169.  
    1330:

    Will school pupils of the future be packing their suitcases for a summer holiday with a difference? Planets, stars, black holes and an awesome view of the Earth could perhaps be on the must-see list. School Reporters from St Aidan's School, near Blackpool, have been investigating whether commercial space travel is possible.

     
  170.  
    1331:

    Pupils at Kingsthorpe College in Northampton have done their very own mini BBC School Report TV news bulletin with two news presenters and a sports presenter telling three important local news stories and a sports story. All written, edited and filmed by pupils spanning all years in the school aged from 11-16.

     
  171.  
    1334:

    Some news from India and what our Connecting Classrooms reporters have been up to: Four students at Garden High School in Kolkata are exploring the origins of the Olympics Games and interview Indian Olympic Silver Medalist, Jaydeep Karmakar. Rajagiri Public School in south India reports on the influence of the 2012 Olympic Games on their school. The excitement in Kerala is growing amongst pupils of all ages! The report includes an exclusive interview with one of India's field hockey team due to take part in the games this summer. Pupils from Padma Seshadri Bala Bhayan Secondary School in Chennai, India cover global news stories from the launch of the new iPad 3 to the Queens Diamond Jubilee Tour in the UK. An Olympic News Special provides views from pupils in the school about the 2012 Games.

     
  172.  
    1335:

    More international news: Other students from schools in Rwanda, Senegal, Lebanon, Serbia, Bulgaria, Poland, Ukraine, Malawi, Uganda, Zambia and India are also making reports through the British Council's Connecting Classrooms project with BBC News School Report.

     
  173.  
    1335:

    Back to the UK and School News reporters at Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr in Gowerton, Swansea are editing and uploading an interview with Madame Rugby, the S4C comedian, and getting her robust views on the Wales v France match on Saturday. Still on S4C, they are trying to get an interview with one of its executives to ask about the recent re-branding of the programme schedule.

     
  174.  
    1336:

    The students in Year 8 from St Helen's School in Northwood, have been asking other students and our in-house psychologist on their views on gossip and its benefits. The team are off to a busy start on what is sure to be a promising day.

     
  175.  
    1337:

    Roseland Community College in Cornwall are reporting on some varied topics, ranging from an "Angry Birds" showbusiness report, to the tragic coach crash in Swizterland. The Roseland students are also reporting on the fact that their headteacher, Mrs Black, is leaving at the end of the School Year; they're interviewing her about her plans for the future.

     
  176.  
    1338:

    Pupils at The Coleshill School in Warwickshire are very excited because they have won a national award for a report they did on a sports event at school. Their prize is to go to the Olympic Park in May to report on the School Games!

     
  177.  
    1339:

    King Edward VI High School and Castlechurch Primary School, both in Stafford, have been covering the Queen's Jubilee this week, including her visit to Westminster Abbey for the Commonwealth Day Service.

     
  178.  
    1339:

    There's a great story being written at Cotham School in Bristol about why mixed sports teams are discouraged after age 13. Why can't kids play mixed sports for as long as they are interested in doing so?

     
  179.  
    1341:

    Twelve girls at Watford Grammar School for Girls have been busy reporting on news such as the Swiss coach crash, and the Tesco chief executive quitting, as well as news based in their own school, like Book Week, and school sports events. They have also enjoyed interviewing famous authors like Anne Cassidy and Marcus Sedgwick who came into their school. Alicia, 13, told us that "writing the news wasn't very difficult, but meeting the deadline was definitely a challenge". Anoushka, 13, found "finding images was and expressing the news in my own words was very difficult".

     
  180.  
    1343:

    These are the stories that came out of BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson's interview with School Report: Mandela was the nicest person to interview, Gadaffi was crazy and Saddam Hussein was hostile and difficult. Having undertaken all different kinds of reporting, John considers radio to be a very powerful medium, whilst television is more attached to the emotions.

     
  181.  
    1343:

    Pupils from Padma Seshadri Bala Bhayan Secondary School in Chennai, India cover global news stories from the launch of the new iPad 3 to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Tour in the UK. An Olympic News Special provides views from pupils in the school about the 2012 Games.

    Four students at Garden High School in Kolkata explore the origins of the Olympic Games and report on their interview with Indian Olympic silver medalist, Jaydeep Karmakar.

    Rajagiri Public School in south India report on the influence of the 2012 Olympic Games on their school. The excitement in Kerala is growing amongst pupils of all ages! The report includes an exclusive interview with one of India's field hockey team due to take part in the games this summer.

     
  182.  
    1344:

    Pupils atLavant House School near Chichester, West Sussex have been honing their reporting skills by interviewing number one British Alpine skier, Ed Drake about how he maintains his fitness and training schedule as he prepares for each busy downhill racing season. They have also been chatting to ex-royal bodyguard Richard Mansfield, gaining an insight into the high pressure world of top flight security operations.

     
  183.  
    1345:

    School Reporters at Stainburn Schoolin Cumbria have been researching, writing and interviewing local councillors and MP's about the management of Radioactive Waste. Their findings will be broadcast LIVE on the school radio station and you can listen to it here.

     
  184.  
    1347:

    Here are School Reporters from Hamble Community Sports College in Southampton with their teacher Mr Fakhoury. They are working on stories about road safety and will have interviews with Olympic Games Makers and Torch Bearers.

    Hamble pupils
     
  185.  
    1348:

    Year 10 pupils at Priory Community School, Somerset, have had a busy morning of journalism reporting on the Sport Relief Mile, the pressure on girls to conform, pupils with medical conditions and the development of the school. And even more impressive is that they were ready, well ahead of the 1400 deadline!

     
  186.  
    1349:

    Reporters at Brentside High School can be seen live in their newsroom here "The blogs are going really well and the schools are being really pro active," says teacher Robert Don

     
  187.  
    1349:

    There's a mammoth reporting team of 76 students at Rainham School for Girls in Gillingham covering the rising cost of fuel, changes to child benefits, youth unemployment, Olympic tickets and a street party for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The newsroom is definitely lively!

     
  188.  
    1350:

    The entire Year 8 at North Walsham High School in Norfolk have been busy working on School Report this year, producing film and radio reports, newspapers and more. They've focused on school news such as the recent sold-out production of Grease and the school's participation in Sport relief. The events of the day will culminate in the showing of their School Report broadcasts in the cinema in the new school building!

     
  189.  
    1352:

    Here are year 10 pupils and teacher Cyanne Gwynne at Omagh High School in Omagh Co. Tyrone, hard at work on their first ever School Report.

    Omargh High School
     
  190.  
    1354:

    Pupils at St Aidan's Academy, Darlington are refining their reporting repertoire today across a host of headlines including Kony, Sports' Relief, Darlington FC and Dance. Pictured are reporters: Issy, Courtney D, Courtney B, Daniel, James, Jay, Ben, Nicole, Danielle , Jade, Eleasha, Connor, Bradley, Lewis, Shane, Ashleigh, Kelsey.

    St Aidan's Academy
     
  191.  
    1354:

    Perryfields High School in Sandwell have students tackling some big issues such as whether video games really affect pupil performance and whether racism exists on the school football field.

     
  192.  
    1355:

    School reporters in Sir Thomas Boteler in Warrington are working on a feature on a soldier who recently died in Afghanistan. He was a former pupil at the school.

     
  193.  
    1355:

    Chapel Road School in Attleborough Norfolk have worked very hard making a film about how their school need new buildings.

     
  194.  
    1355: Breaking News

    Getting close to the 1400 deadline - what's the pressure like in the newsrooms up and down the UK?

     
  195.  
    1356:

    John Summers High School in Flintshire is well on the way to its website going live. It has about 20 stories in text, audio and video form, including a video report of the pupils interviewing the Plaid Cymru Leader, Ieuan Wynn Jones, a radio package where a pupil interviewed a WW2 veteran, and video vox pops about Facebook.

     
  196.  
    1357:

    School Reporters at JCoSS in East Barnet are working furiously towards their 1400GMT deadline. Teams here are putting together reports on National Science Week featuring Bang Goes the Theory's Dr Yan. Another group are doing a piece about the special resources unit at their school for children on the autistic spectrum and yet another on the work of their school parliament, comparing it with the work of the real parliament. So lots of excitement and hard work going on in the JCoSS newsroom and everyone hoping they'll have time for lunch too!

     
  197.  
    1359:

    At All Hallows School in Farnham, 13 School Reporters have just finished their on-the-day news items and are now working on their Olympic features. Their news programme has been edited and is being uploaded to the school website.

     
  198.  
    1400: Breaking News

    So the 1400GMT deadline has passed and all the video and audio and written material our Reporters have put together are ready to go. Congratulations to everyone - it's been a major achievement for all.

     
  199.  
    1402:

    Stay with us on the Live Page and we'll bring you the best of what our reporters have been working on.

     
  200.  
    1403:

    What do a haunted house called Chingle Hall and an extra from Coronation Street have in common? Both feature in the reports from Year 7 students at Archbishop Temple School in Preston. The whole of Year 7 has been taking part in School Report, with students writing reports in their Creative Media classes ahead of News Day and a team of around 50 students putting the finishing touches to the reports in their lessons on 15 March. Head of English, Mr Stringfellow, says the feedback from students has been "very positive".

     
  201.  
    1404:

    Everything is going fantastically as everyone is very busy working on their stories at William Howard School in Cumbria. Stories include: JLS coming to Carlisle, Carlisle being the happiest place in the UK, and blood transfusions. They even had a rabbit in the studio for a piece about open spaces project!

     
  202.  
    1405:

    Hillcrest School in Birmingham have been busy today covering a vast range of topics, including the Get Set Project, tennis in the Olympics, Whitney Houston, the Swiss bus crash and finally, homework!

     
  203.  
    1405:

    School Reporters at Blythe Bridge High School in Staffordshire are working on two reports - one about the sinking of the Titanic, to mark its 100-year anniversary. The second is about the recent launch of the school radio station, 'The Bridge'.

     
  204.  
    1406:

    Update from Alice & Molly, (14), School Report newsgatherers from St. Ambrose Barlow RC High School, Manchester: School Reporters at Sir John Thursby Community College, Burnley are so confident in the new found journalism skills that they are already directing the school staff in what to do. Mrs Amin said: "They're doing all their own filming and recording and are able to be independent. One of my editors told me what to do!" She said students had come in to school in their own time and personally invited in Burnley cricketer, Gus Whitehead for an interview as well as putting the hard questions to their new head teacher and successful ex-students.

     
  205.  
    1406:

    A group of budding journalists from Year 8 and 9 at The Morley Academy, Leeds, have reported about an event which sets their hearts on fire. The Olympic Torch will be carried through Morley on its journey to London for the Olympic Games 2012 and the local community is ablaze with excitement.

     
  206.  
    1407:

    Fourth take lucky at Holy Family Catholic School in Keighley! A report about Harry Potter has been recorded with teacher Bernadette Butterfield directing the shoot alongside BBC Political Correspondent Chris Mason.

     
  207.  
    1408:

    The morning went well at Hodgson Academy in Poulton-le-Fylde. Erin spoke to Broadway and West End theatre producer, Tim Reed, who's helping with the school production of "Joseph". During the week, Ash interviewed Justine Moore, a local 2012 Paralympic fencing hopeful and the team filmed footage at a local charity for a feature about how they have been rebuilding after an arson attack at Christmas.

     
  208.  
    1408:

    Pupils at Bedford Academy in Bedford will be covering an important issue about how school bags can cause back strain in pupils. There is also an interview with former world BMX champion Mike Mullen.

     
  209.  
    1410:

    Some more school updates: Maesteg Comprehensive in South Wales is looking at healthy eating in the school canteen, a "bin it, to win it" recycling campaign, and they are also looking at riding to school by bike. Natasha, one of the reporters, says she is really enjoying the day. At Pool Academy in Cornwall the stories are a new school library,the failing literacy levels, a local milkshake bar forced to close due to bad behaviour. The Reporters are also filming videos using Ipads.

     
  210.  
    1411:

    School Reporters at Caistor Grammar School have compiled a report entitled "Plight of the Modern Child". School Reporter Alistair says they focus on how some children spend too much time playing video games, wasting glorious summer days just lounging around, playing on their Xbox and Playstation.

     
  211.  
    1411:

    Students at St Joseph's School in Salisbury, Wiltshire, have been covering some of the most crucial stories of the week, such as the continued violence in Syria, Joseph Kony, the military deaths story from Afghanistan and, finally, the Queen's visit to Salisbury.

     
  212.  
    1413:

    At Ridgeway school in Swindon the stories are about Swindon Fire Station and how to raise awareness of the dangers of fire among children, and the honour bestowed upon Royal Wootton Bassett. One of the reporters, Harry said he was really enjoying the day. At Kirkwall Grammar School, Orkney, the reporters are looking at a new school building and a student who has received a recording contract. Emily released her first album at only 14 years of age. She writes her own music and has been singing for two years.

     
  213.  
    1414:

    At Chiselhurst and Sidcup Grammar School in Kent pupils said they had been split into different groups of their choice, and then worked on various different stories. Their main stories were: Joseph Kony, Internet safety and abortion. They had been knuckling down and doing lots of hard work. They all said they were enjoying it and that it was a great experience.

     
  214.  
    1415:

    Pupils atCarrickfergus College in Antrim have written scripts for their top 10 stories of the day. Highlights include a five-year-old boy who has never had a haircut to Prince Harry's search for love!

     
  215.  
    1415:

    School Reporters from St Augustine's Catholic College in Wiltshire came away inspired after interviewing local Olympic hopefuls. Former star student, Danny Talbot - dubbed the 'Trowbridge Tornado' - is going for gold in the 200m, while talented teenage Paralympic sprinter Ben Rusgrove told them to "never give up" and remain determined to achieve your dreams.

     
  216.  
    1415:

    Reporters at Our Lady and St Patrick's High School in West Dunbartonshire have been investigating the changing face of music, from vinyl to digital. Making sure there's some journalistic balance, they have interviewed entertainment stores to get the retail point of view, as well as the consumer angle.

     
  217.  
    1415:

    Students from St Benet Biscop High School in Bedlington have got a special report from Newcastle United and created their very own Question Time. They have also been going around Northumberland with their own Olympic Torch.

     
  218.  
    1416:

    Pupils from Wildern School in Hedge End have just interviewed the organiser of the Isle of Wight Festival. John Giddings revealed to the Year 9 pupils that it costs \u00a310m to put the festival on. He originally started the festival "for a laugh".

     
  219.  
    1417:

    James, a school reporter from The Weald School in West Sussex tells us that students from The Joseph Whitaker School in Nottinghamshire have been interviewing their sixth formers about their South African exchange trip, where they will be working with the disabled and homeless. Other pupils have questioned each other and their teachers about the Ofsted report on literacy, as well as community views on proposed housing in the local area. Brimsham Green School in south Gloucestershire is covering Book Week, and teachers have been dressing up as characters from famous fictional books. Students have also made Sport Relief themed stories, and the whole school will be running the mile next week.

     
  220.  
    1418:

    Pupils at Cotswold Academy in Gloucestershire have been interviewing staff from Cotswold wildlife park where there will be a dog show in aid of Sports Relief. The park has also been given a tortoise from Madagascar: the first one which has been given to the UK.

     
  221.  
    1419:

    Eleven reporters at Sunbury Manor School have been sharing all production roles for the BBC News School Report. They have chosen to report on news within their own school, such as school charity events, their co-operation with Sports Relief and the new Special Needs area in the school, all of which they interviewed members of staff about to get their point of view on the subjects. The children did find it difficult coping with deadlines and putting all their wonderful ideas into writing and finishing the job!

     
  222.  
    1420:

    Today at William Brooke's School in Shropshire, pupils have had an interview with BBC Radio Shropshire, and chatted to ex-mayor and mayoress of Much Wenlock, who congratulated the students saying that they'd done very well and wished them luck for the rest of the day. During the day they have been interviewing junior minister, Nick Gibb and Shropshire's MP Phillip Dunne.

     
  223.  
    1421:

    Year 9 students at Haven High Technology College in Boston, Lincolnshire, are working hard to gather their news stories and despite some earlier technical issues they are well on their way. They have a Radio Show which is broadcasting live on the air across the college from 1400GMT. They have converted their hall into a TV studio where they have been busy interviewing. They are covering local stories such as the Easter Showcase Concert, and a feature on their unusual College Gardens which are run by the students and house lots of different farm animals and a vegetable garden!

     
  224.  
    1422:

    Pupils atChipping Norton School in Oxfordshire have been filming some great stories including a mobile ice rink coming to a nearby primary school, the closure of a local park, the retirement of Hook Norton brewery's oldest shire horse. One girl even reported on her granddad resuscitating a homeless man after a house fire. Famous faces also feature highly - School Reporters have met David Cameron, Jeremy Clarkson and Blur bassist Alex James while working on their stories.

     
  225.  
    1423:

    Year seven pupils at the Cherry Willingham Community School in Lincolnshire have been filming and writing articles on a variety of subjects, including a school fashion show featuring clothes made out of plastic, a student who has been taken on by Lincoln City Football Club and the dress rehearsal of the school play "Scenes from the Wizz".

     
  226.  
    1423:

    Queens Park Community School in London has set about creating a mock newsroom environment for the day. Gabriel, Mckenzie, Benjamin and Tommy are doing a great job in preparing packages including movie reviews, technology assessments and a tourist guide to Cape Town. While, Lily, Annie and Freya are out interviewing residents about the trade of endangered species and Sunita, Nancy and Natalie are interviewing residents that are angry about the closure of a local book shop and the library.

     
  227.  
    1425:

    Craigmount School reporters from Edinburgh are covering the new Hibernian manager and the opening of the new Primark store in Edinburgh. Reporters at St Andrew's School in Bedford are covering the coach crash in Switzerland, Harry Potter being opened to the public and investigating whether children can learn in hot and cold temperatures.

     
  228.  
    1426:

    Update from Kieron and Patrick, aged 14 and 15, School Report newsgatherers from St Ambrose Barlow RC High School: Dryden School pupils (year 7 - 14) decided on an Olympic theme for their school report. They have lots of Olympic themed activities planned. For the cultural part of the report the pupils went to see a foreign film. Oh la la!!! Amelie, Emily and Daniel all gave positive feedback, Amelie said "it's fantastic that everyone can see our work on the internet".

     
  229.  
    1426:

    Stellar quality in the Red Maids' School Reports from Bristol- they've spoken to Paralympic swimmer Kate Grey, a stand-in Olympic gymnastics judge and West End actress Gillian Anderson about playing Miss Havisham on TV!

     
  230.  
    1427:

    Pupils at Titus School in West Yorkshire are reporting on a competition for pupils to make their own mini hovercraft. They're also writing about opportunities to learn badminton and kayaking while another story celebrates the unprecedented success of the Year 13 students in English Literature.

     
  231.  
    1429:

    School Report reporters at Dalbeattie High School in Scotland have been busy gathering information on the Titanic Centenary celebrations, in particular because the First Officer on Titanic came from Dalbeattie. They are also making preparations for a video of the Titanic ball which will take place later this year as well as broadcasting information onto the school radio station. Despite unforeseen circumstances everyone is enjoying the experience. Teacher Mr Gary Smith is confident that deadline to produce packages will be met and the website will be updated as soon as the website co-ordinator is back.

     
  232.  
    1429:

    Year 9 Students at Clifton Community Arts School in Rotherham have been out and about, visiting the England Rugby Squad open training in Leeds and interviewing head coach Stuart Lancaster. They have also interviewed Winter Youth Olympian Millie, a Year 10 pupil at the school, and reported on the report about child literacy by the Chief Inspector of Schools in England, Michael Wilshaw.

     
  233.  
    1430:

    Pupils at Elmgreen School, in Tulse Hill, South London are working on reports about local stories, magazine features on fashion, games reviews and a video interview with the headteacher.

     
  234.  
    1430:

    At Sir William Ramsay School in Hazlemere our school reporters are starting to edit their news pieces - covering diverse topics ranging from our student representing England in Rugby and Cross Country to the portrayal of teenagers in the media.

     
  235.  
    1431:

    Caludon Castle School in Coventry is preparing a report on a survey into what pupils actually know about Women's Olympic football. Rahul, aged 14 says he feels "quite confident at the moment."

     
  236.  
    1431:

    Huw from Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun in Rhondda Cynon Taff is starting to edit the interview he, Shannon and Seren did with Welsh First Minister

     
  237.  
    1432:

    Reporters at Brighton College in Sussex have been tackling some meaty and some lighter subjects in ten TV features. Pupils from one year 7 class are reporting on the changes to the way GCSEs are marked, asking whether the move from modular to linear courses will affect results. They've also interviewed a pupil whose aunt has been chosen as a torch-bearer for the 2012 London Olympic Games. Students from the other year 7 class interviewed one of the school's star pupils, Izzy Meikle-Small, who played the young Estella in the TV adaptation of the Dickens novel, "Great Expectations". The interview with the young actress from the Upper 5th was for their report about the changing face of books.

     
  238.  
    1433:

    Fourteen-year-old Frederica of St Augustine's Catholic High School in Redditch had an early start as she did a news review on her local BBC radio station. Fourteen-year-old Ellie discovered Shisha smoking or "hubbly bubbly" was very bad for your health, and the school is busy unearthing new talent as they prepare to put on their own production of the musical Fame.

     
  239.  
    1433:

    School reporters from Aboyne Academy in the east of England have produced a piece for television about their school Olympics last week, which involved a small number (16) students filming, gathering interviews within school and putting the package together. The Head of English, Wendy Elrick, confirmed that everyone had worked well and that next time they would hope to get more students involved.

     
  240.  
    1435:

    A budding athlete from Arthur Terry School interviewing Olympic hopeful Jeffrey Lawal-Balogun.

    Jeffrey Lawal-Balogun.
     
  241.  
    1436:

    Pupils at Sir John Talbot Technology College in Whitchurch have been reporting on the Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics and how the economy is affecting young people. They're using two classrooms - one is a newsroom and one is a studio!

     
  242.  
    1436:

    Queens Park Community School in London have set about creating a mock newsroom environment for the day. Gabriel, Mackenzie, Benjamin and Tommy are doing a great job in preparing packages including movie reviews, technology assessments and a tourist guide to Cape Town. While, Lily, Annie and Freya are out interviewing residents about the trade of endangered species and Sunita, Nancy and Natalie are interviewing residents that are angry about the closure of a local book shop and the library. The team are not shying away from tricky issues, as Krisna leads the debate of the sensitive subject of airbrushing in the media. Great team effort including Harry, Nico and Kaplan.

     
  243.  
    1436:

    At Tendring Technology College in Essex reporters have been focusing on World Book Day, abandoned animals and genetic modification, as well as covering the school's visit to Ghana.

     
  244.  
    1437:

    The pupils at St Paul's Junior High School in Lurgan, Co. Armagh have been reporting a number of local issues, discussing the effect of the recession in Lurgan and the amalgamation of schools in the town. They have also reported on the impact of the work of the Links Youth Club in the community and the closure of the Waves caf\u00e9 in the swimming pool.

     
  245.  
    1438:

    School reporters from Wyvern Technology College, Hampshire, proudly pose after a busy day of reporting news.

    Wyvern Technology College
     
  246.  
    1440:

    Very busy at JFS in Harrow, with one student getting a school scoop in finding out what Olympic and Paralympic sports the school have been given tickets for under the Get Set programme. There are interviews with a student who is dancing in the opening ceremony, a Holocaust survivor and former British Olympian Ben Helfgott, a man who produces visual effects on Doctor Who, and a former breast cancer surgeon.

     
  247.  
    1442:

    King Edward VI High School and Castlechurch Primary School,both in Stafford, have been covering the Queen's Jubilee this week, including the visit to Westminster Abbey for the Commonwealth Day Service.

     
  248.  
    1442:

    Pupils from Sir John Hunt Community Sports College in Plymouth are busy downloading and editing an audio report from fellow pupils Jessica and Josie who are at the Olympic park in London. With the 1600GMT deadline looming rehearsals are also underway - lots of scripts being practised.

     
  249.  
    1443:

    Sir James Smith's School in Cornwall have been live on BBC Radio Cornwall spreading the word of School Report.

     
  250.  
    1446:

    Good news for local politicians. At Lealands High School in Luton, Lianne - who gained a reputation for her fearsome interviewing skills when she tackled the local MP last year - is going to be one of the newsreaders this year.

     
  251.  
    1449:

    Pupils from Sir John Hunt Community Sports College in Plymouth are busy downloading and editing an audio report from fellow pupils Jessica and Josie who are at the Olympic Park in London.

     
  252.  
    1449:

    First two pieces of finished written copy now up on Barnfield West Academy in Luton's School Report site - students sourced, wrote, edited and designed layout.

     
  253.  
    1449:

    School reporters from Chapel Road School in Norfolk have been busy producing a video clip about their school and the challenges the building poses to the students with special needs. Nine students aged between 14 and 16 with learning difficulties took part in the video and all played an active part in the preparation and editing. Class teacher Jan Cuss who co-ordinated the day has said it is something they would consider doing again to give other year groups a chance to be involved.

     
  254.  
    1450:

    Update from Chloe and Fawn, 15, School Report newsgatherers from St Ambrose Barlow RC High School, Manchester: Students at Helsby High School in Cheshire based their day around Olympic-themed stories as one of their pupils has been chosen to carry the Olympic torch through Chester. Lucy, 16, is also a championship swimmer, and said the most exciting part of the day was being recorded for the school's television news report.

     
  255.  
    1451:

    News from Senegal, where Connecting Classroom's school reporters at Sacre Coeur School in Dakar provide political analysis ahead of the presidential election. Candidates are looking for as much support as possible and even drawing in help from internationally renowned artist Youssou N'Dour. In sport, the question still remains over the manager of the national football team. Who will be named to take on this huge responsibility?

     
  256.  
    1452:

    At Hackney-based Skinners' Academy, Year 7s shed light on a music mystery: "Which global superstar is considering buying a flat in Hackney"?

     
  257.  
    1452:

    Pupils at Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen in Gwynedd have been working hard on their reports about local issues. Here they are importing and editing their reports before the 1600 GMT deadline.

     
  258.  
    1453:

    Herne Bay High School have a lively bunch of Year 7-11s involved in a range of stories from the Olympics through to local ones, such as the controversy over building a new Tesco supermarket. Year 7s are concentrating on creating a piece about local ghost stories - they have been using new technology, even recording some truly creepy music to accompany their story.

     
  259.  
    1454:

    An exciting day for Penn Fields School in Wolverhampton - they are on their way to a new school site that will become their home when they merge with High Fields School. Ten Year 9 pupils from each school are working together to collaborate on News Day.

     
  260.  
    1455:

    An update from the students of Idsall School in Shropshire, who have been racing Jason Gardener. Yes, that's right - the gold medal-winning Olympian. No official word on who won the race, but the picture seems to give the answer.

    Jason Gardener
     
  261.  
    1458:

    Pupils at St Mary's High School in Newry, Co Down, have working hard on a number of stories, including those of pupils Mary, who has been picked for the Northern Ireland U21 Netball team and Karen, a Year 14 student who is a motorbike racer outside the classroom (due to appear on Newsline in NI tonight).

     
  262.  
    1458:

    Pupils from Barlow RC High School and Specialist Science College, Didsbury, were previously able to interview several people On World Book Day. These were John Leech, Didsbury MP, and Philip Caveney, a children's book author. Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, the 1400 GMT upload deadline could not be met by the pupils. Madeleine, aged 14, said that it was "exciting to do the filming," but it was "challenging to do the script".

     
  263.  
    1458:

    Stretford High School Community Language College in Manchester are just rehearsing for the bulletin they're going to film in the next half an hour. Everyone's loving School Report Day here!

     
  264.  
    1459:

    School Reporters from Years 7, 8 and 10 at The Compton School in London are reporting on Fair Trade week and did an interview with the teacher in charge of the project. Ellie, who's 15, says "it's been a really good experience and like working in a real newsroom!"

     
  265.  
    1500:

    Pupils at St Mary's High School in Newry, County Down, have working hard on a number of stories. These include those of pupils Mary, who has been picked for the Northern Ireland U21 Netball team and Karen, a Year 14 student who is a motorbike racer outside the classroom - that story can be seen on Newsline in Northerin Ireland later tonight.

     
  266.  
    1510:

    The Billericay School in Essex are doing well. There are 300 pupils involved and they are now starting to upload TV, radio and online work.

     
  267.  
    1501:

    An exciting day for Penn Fields School in Wolverhampton - they are on their way to a new school site that will become their home when they merge with High Fields School. Ten Year 9 pupils from each school are working together to collaborate on News Day.

     
  268.  
    1505:

    Hinchingbrooke School in Cambridgeshire are roping in students from Years 9, 11 and 13 as part of their News Day. Features planned centre around sport - children from the school who have been selected as Olympic torchbearers - and a feature on Caeser's downfall at the Ides of March. We're looking forward to seeing them both!

     
  269.  
    1508:

    Students at The Downs School in Newbury have interviewed their bursar, science teachers and students about the construction of a massive new science block. Twelve Year 8 pupils have been School Reporters for the day.

     
  270.  
    1511:

    Jonathan and Daniel from Brentside High School in Ealing have interviewed the Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Radhika Coomaraswamy on Skype. They asked many searching questions about her involvement to stop children being used as soldiers in South Sudan and further.

     
  271.  
    1512:

    Year 8 Students at Clacton Coastal Academy in Clacton-on-Sea have impressed their media department with their dedicated work on real life commissions. Filmed reports include an interview with ex-student who is competing as part of Team GB at London 2012, as well as an interview with their very own Head teacher, Ms Hemming.

     
  272.  
    1513:

    Lasswade High School in Edinburgh has taken part in every School Report so far, with 20 First and Second year pupils reporting today (as well as many others working on it beforehand). Today they have filmed an interview with a visiting teacher from Lasswade's twin school in Shanghai, China and the project manager responsible for the school's new building.

     
  273.  
    1514:

    Update from George and Tom, 15, 14, School Report newsgatherers from St Ambrose Barlow RC High School, Manchester. A \u00a322 million school building has been the main talking point for 20 Year 10s at North Chadderton School, Oldham. Students wearing high-visibility jackets and hard hats interviewed their head teacher, Ms Clark, on the building site. Shannon, who has edited these reports, said it was "interesting to see how everything worked", adding: "It was more serious than the last year, but more entertaining."

     
  274.  
    1515:

    Plenty of work being done by students at Mai Aisha Academy, Malawi. Shukran, 14, reports that Joyce Tafatatha of St Andrews International High School will be representing Malawi in the swimming pool and promises to bring back a gold medal. In an exclusive interview with Din Pinto, president of the Malawi Olympic Committee, reporters learns that Malawi hopes to send athletes to compete in boxing, weight lifting, wrestling, swimming and athletics whilst Aadilah, 14, reflects on Malawi's Olympic history. Meanwhile, Ismail, 14, provides a fascinating insight into Mai Aisha Academy's history.

     
  275.  
    1516:

    Pupils at Springfield School have been tackling issues in their local community by quizzing their local MP about young people in Portsmouth. Fifteen Year 9 pupils, who are part of the Reporters Club, have also been looking at how the news is reported with a trip down to the South Today studios to interview journalists, as well as speaking to a local swimming Olympiad.

     
  276.  
    1518:

    School Reporters at St Anselm's College in Birkenhead are reporting on the exciting new development of Outwood House, a 19th Century building that is soon to become the school's sixth form centre. Students have been filming on location, looking at the building's past and future. Their teacher, Mrs Parry Paxton said: "The students found it exciting and didn't want it to be over, they are very motivated".

     
  277.  
    1519:

    Bishopston Comprehensive School in Swansea saw its reporters get an exclusive interview with Swansea City's Leon Britton, offering an insight into the life of a professional footballer and one who is playing in the Premier League.

     
  278.  
    1519:

    School Reporters from Abbey College, Cambridgeshire have not let bad weather dampen their spirits. A group of students who call themselves the Monks Down Under had intended to report on a local archaelogical dig until poor weather soaked the soil and their plans. Nevertheless, they intend to complete the excavation and subsequent news report as soon as weather permits.

     
  279.  
    1520:

    Students at Whitburn Academy in West Lothian have made their reports based on Scottish independence, young people's attitudes to the Olympic games and new developments with the school playground.

     
  280.  
    1520:

    School reporters from Mounts Bay Academy in Cornwall have made full use of their Media Club facilities and OB vehicle. They have been working towards a live broadcast on their website, covering local stories, such as Julie Kitchen's kick boxing win and an international report from Austria by Rowan, 14. The school has provided iPads for their students, which allowed the international report to happen.

     
  281.  
    1522:

    School reporters from King Ethelbert School in Kent split themselves into two groups covering national and local news. Their local news story was about the Turner Contemporary Gallery and led to the school featuring on Tuesday's BBC South East Today. Head of English, Carol O'Shea, said that they had "really enjoyed it and is sure we'll be doing it again next year".

     
  282.  
    1522:

    School Reporters at Monkstown Community School in Newtownabbey, County Antrim have held a number of interviews including those with the new school principal, head boy and girl, the school shows producer and its youth tutor. Later today they'll be reporting on stories such as the Switzerland bus crash and Prime Minister David Cameron's meeting with President Barack Obama.

     
  283.  
    1525:

    Cambridgeshire's Swavesey Village College's news bulletin features a report on a sleep-out to raise awareness of Amnesty International, and an interview with a teacher on literacy standards.

     
  284.  
    1525:

    Twelve Year 9 Students from St John Fisher and St Thomas More Catholic Humanities College have been making video reports using green screens on a variety of topics. The main talking point has been wages, in particular the huge difference between what footballers are paid in a week in comparison to the average yearly wage. They went to Burnley football club's stadium and talked to footballer Jay Rodriguez all about this. Actress Tina O'Brien also popped into the school to talk about what it was like working on 'Coronation Street'. Students said that they were: "Ready for the deadline", and were frantically trying to get their videos finished in time. Update from George, 15, and Tom, 14, School Report newsgatherers from St Ambrose Barlow RC High School, Manchester.

     
  285.  
    1526:

    Late-breaking news here at Lealands High School in Luton as head teacher Mr Burridge bursts into the studio to tell the reporting team that eight pupils will be going to the Olympic opening ceremony. Luke and James are working on a hasty rewrite of their own Olympic story.

     
  286.  
    1526:

    Should celebrities get paid so much and do young people prefer the theatre or cinema? These are two of the questions that pupils at Washwood Heath Technology College in Birmingham are asking in their news reports. They're also looking into the issue of gang culture and what the future holds for young artists.

     
  287.  
    1527:

    Oasis Academy Brightstowe in Bristol have had an exciting afternoon talking about the development of sport, and had visits from Marina Dolman, president of Bristol City Football club and Scott Murray, a former player.

     
  288.  
    1531:

    Bolton School Boys' Division have been working all week interviewing, writing articles on breaking news and running various polls. Around 20 pupils from Year 7-11 have been busy working on School Report. Jarlath (aged 13) has done an expose on Falling Trousers, Falling Standards. He interviewed the deputy headteacher on whether he thought that students wearing their trousers low slung actually affects their learning. The jury's out.

     
  289.  
    1531:

    As the Euros draw ever nearer, students from Specialist Gymnasia No. 191 in Kiev, Ukraine compiled an excellent report on the benefits of sport, and interview budding tennis and swimming stars in their midst who describe their gruelling training regimes. Students from Secondary Specialised English Language School 9in Dnipropetrovsk invite us to Ukraine this summer, to experience the Euros as well as the delights of Ukrainian cuisine and warm hospitality. In Poland, Jan and Filip from Feliks Szoldrski Gymnasium in Nowy Tomy\u015bl present an in-depth biography of Borussia Dortmund and Poland football player Robert Lewandowski.

     
  290.  
    1532:

    After a few technical hitches with microphones at St Egwin's CE Middle School in Worcestershire, the School Reporters have now completed their radio reports.

     
  291.  
    1532:

    Cardinal Langley Roman Catholic High School, Manchester have flexed their journalistic muscles across a range of topics today including Keri-Anne Payne, youth unemployment and Ofsted's literacy report. And to lighten the note, they will be reporting on an impression show hosted on site by their own pupils who are "very very good", teacher Ms Duxbury says.

     
  292.  
    1533:

    Here at Tonbridge School in Kent, the pupils of Year 9 have just finished the final rehearsal of their 20 minute program. They've been concentrating on the school being used as a training facility for the Australian athletics team in the lead up to 2012 Olympics. There is also a piece about the schools "Big Yellow Friday" which raises funds for the Children's Liver Disease Foundation. Nick and Antonio are presenting and doing a great job of it. And all the other pupils involved are really pulling together to produce a fab programme.

     
  293.  
    1533:

    Bangor Grammar School's library is no longer silent! It has become a buzzing newsroom! Videos and articles are being produced on politics, sport and local and international news.

     
  294.  
    1533:

    Pupils from Esher High School in Surrey went live in the University of Surrey TV studios a few minutes ago. Some pupils are presenting the news bulletin, others are behind the camera or directing the action.

     
  295.  
    1534:

    Cardinal Newman Catholic School in Hove have reporters who have interviewed their own Olympic hopeful Charlie, from the school's sixth form, who is trying out for the 2012 Olympics. They have also been looking at current issues surrounding gay marriages.

     
  296.  
    1534:

    Update from George and Tom, 15, 14, School Report newsgatherers from St Ambrose Barlow RC High School, Manchester: The amazing story of a three year old girl who is being kept alive by a dog is what 20 Year 7 students at Durham Community Business College have been exploring. The dog, "Mr Gibbs" has been carrying around Alida's oxygen tanks, allowing her to breathe.

     
  297.  
    1535:

    Students in years 10 and 13 of the Harefield Academy in London's Uxbridge took on a variety of projects, including interviews with Karly the sixth form student, who has her sights set on the Olympics, and former Secretary of State for Transport Lord Adonis, who opened their new boarding house. As they neared the deadline, one pupil said: "The news is difficult to put together. I see that now."

     
  298.  
    1536:

    BBC Radio Suffolk broadcast live from Westley Middle School, Suffolk and interviewed members of the 'Year 8 Press Gang' about their ambitions. Pupil Kiran commented: "It's been great fun. My favourite bit so far has been interviewing and filming inside and outside school." Listen to more here

     
  299.  
    1536:

    Students at Marden Bridge Middle School in Whitley Bay are taking part in an Olympic themed news day. Claudia and Taylor, both in Year 8, have interviewed local charity fundraiser and Olympic torch bearer, John Fletcher. The students have even composed their own music for a special Olympics television package, using computer software.

     
  300.  
    1536:

    Time to move to a new text commentary page for the rest of the day - follow it all here.

     

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