BBC News School Report: Welcome to School Report 2012-13!
- 18 September 2012
- From the section Home
School Report is back for another action-packed year of making the news with young people around the UK.
With a truly historic summer of huge events fresh in the memory, 2012 was a momentous year - and now it's time to look to the future with students turning themselves into reporters.
Now in its seventh year, School Report has worked with thousands of pupils and schools to tell the stories that matter to young people. And we want to do it all over again in 2012-13!
If this is the first time you've been involved in the project, why not check out our guide to Starting out with School Report, which has step-by-step instructions for all the steps teachers need to take to make things run smoothly, while one teacher who took part for the first time has also written about the lessons she learned.
School Reporters from across the UK made a real impact during 2012, reporting on all aspects of a truly historic year - from the build-up to the Olympics to the Diamond Jubilee; the torch relay to the Paralympic Games.
But 2012-13 can be every bit as exciting and provide lots of different stories and topics to report on - including, of course, the much-heralded "legacy" of London 2012.
Getting started with School Report involves returning two pieces of paperwork. These forms need to be completed before your students can get reporting, so try to get it out of the way as soon as possible.
Teacher support is vital to the success of School Report, and your input will help shape the experience of your budding reporters.
And for everything you need to get started with the project, you can visit our Teachers Resources pages.
One of the most important days in the School Report calendar is our annual News Day, which will be on 21 March 2013. All of the hard work you and your students put in will lead up to this day - an exciting opportunity for the young reporters to showcase their newsgathering and reporting skills.
Last year's News Day was a great success, and you can watch the action unfold here to take a look at the sorts of things you can expect to encounter.