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

Live text

Reporting:

  • Mario Cacciottolo 
  • Julian Joyce 
  • 33,000 School Reporters 

Last updated 1 February 2013

STANDARD 0800 GMT

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!

STANDARD 0807 GMT

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.

STANDARD 0814 GMT

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.

STANDARD 0824 GMT

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!

STANDARD 0830 GMT

"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."

STANDARD 0835 GMT

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.

STANDARD 0847 GMT

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!

STANDARD 0848 GMT

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.

STANDARD 0853 GMT

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.

STANDARD 0854 GMT

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.