Olympic torch relay: Day 49
The Olympic torch leaves Suffolk today and travels through Essex on day 49 of its 8,000-mile journey across the UK.
Reporters from Southend High School for Girls are going out of school to watch the torch, and you can see Leila and Ola reporting in the video at the top of the page!
The school's reporting team also interviewed schoolmate Leah, who carried the torch today in recognition of her impressive findraising efforts for charity. You can read their Q&A with Leah by scrolling down.
School Reporters at Shoeburyness High School in Essex also braved the rain to travel to Southend, and managed to persuade organisers to let them into the media area.
The Shoeburyness reporters are planning to edit their material together for their own news package!
The torch will visit Hadleigh Farm, venue for the Olympic mountain biking competition. School Reporters from The Sweyne Park School in Rayleigh, Essex, visited the venue earlier this year while filming a report for BBC Look East.
The torch relay passed the school today and the reporting team has been out and about covering the event.
And School Reporters from Sweyne Park have already been immersing themselves in everything to do with London 2012!
Last week, they did lots of the less well known Olympic and Paralympic sports in their PE lessons, getting the chance to try boccia, handball, blind football, water polo and fencing. They also interviewed former Olympic fencer James Beevers and BBC reporter Lisa O'Sullivan.
This week, they are planning to interview a Year 9 student who is running with the torch and interviewing author Robert Rigby, who is writing four children's books inspired by the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
And they also made a behind the scenes film about what it is like to create their BBC Look East report!
Southend torchbearer talks to School Report
Year 10 student Leah from Southend High School for Girls is running with the Olympic torch in her hometown today. She spoke to School Reporters Jessica and Katie, 14, ahead of her big moment.
How did you get chosen to be an Olympic torch bearer?
My friend nominated me on the Coca-Cola website and from there I got put into the final and then I got chosen by the judges.
What charity work have you done?
Well, over the past three years I've raised over £4000 to help my cousin, Jack, because he was in a serious car accident in 2009. So, I wanted to help raise road awareness to others and help my cousin get better.
I raised money for Jack's hospitals that he visited and the money that I raised went towards equipment for other patients in the same position as him. I started raising money for loads more charities and then realised I had a passion for raising money and helping people.
So I'd love to know that what I've done has helped save someone's life and that others can aspire to do what I do.
What will you have to do on the day?
I get picked up at 10 o'clock by the bus and then I go round and watch everyone else. Then I get off the bus when it's my turn and then I carry the torch! Then I've got a radio interview the next day.
How do you feel about being an Olympic torch bearer?
I'm really excited, I'm really happy as well because I worked really hard, so I feel like it's paid-off. It's really exciting!
School Reporter Hayden from Stoke High School in Ipswich has analysed the cost of Olympic tickets and whether they have become unaffordable for the average family.
He interviewed local shopkeeper Matt on his view and concluded that "it's a shame that it is such a big event for our country but some people won't be able to experience it".
The choir at Philip Morant School and College in Colchester were singing their music teachers praises after he composed a unique Olympic anthem for them. School Reporter Rosie interviewed Mr Robb about his reasons behind creating the song which includes the Olympic motto "faster, higher, stronger".
George from Plume School in Maldon considered whether the high security measures for the London Games are ruining people's perceptions of the Olympics.
He interviewed teachers from the school who believe security is very important as "you cannot be too careful in order to get the enjoyment for spectators and athletes". They also put forward the view that once inside, "the atmosphere will still be electric", allowing people to forget about the rigorous security in place.
Former Paralympic champion Danny Crates visited Beauchamps High School to promote the "Be The Best You Can Be" programme which helps young people to recognise and fulfil their potential. Watch how Danny's visit inspired pupils in the video school reporters put together.
School Reporter Hack interviewed his PE teacher from Billericay School about her possibly competing in the 2016 Olympic Games. He asked her about how she got into basketball and how she is training for such a major event.
He also went along to a press conference where he interviewed student athlete Frankie who has been playing netball since she was nine years old and will soon be playing to qualify for the England Under-19's squad.
The BBC's torch relay website at www.bbc.co.uk/torchrelay is the perfect place to keep across everything, watch the torch's journey continuously and get full details of the route.
For tips on reporting the Olympic torch relay, visit our special learning resource for some advice on how to cover it when it comes to your area.