25 January 2013
Last updated at 12:22
This school year's third Practice News Day featured some students working at school and others allowed out for the day. The School Reporters from Cedar Mount Academy visited the BBC's MediaCityUK in Salford where they prepared to interview Newsround presenter Hayley Cutts.
Homework done, it was off to ask Hayley Cutts some questions. She revealed that her favourite interview was one with David Cameron and that she was once asked to quiz a goose! Reporter Shannon said: "I was nervous at first but Hayley made us feel very welcome."
After conducting their interview, the Cedar Mount Academy team were given a tour of the BBC Sport Centre. Assistant producer Chris Smith showed them the various facilities, including the gallery with its bewildering display of TV screens.
Another group of School Reporters out on the road were the team from Hameldon Community College in Burnley. They visited BBC Radio Lancashire in Blackburn and were shown around the TV and radio studios.
The students from Hameldon split up into two groups to interview BBC Radio Lancashire presenters Alison Butterworth and Joe Wilson before coming back together for a group photo at the end of the day.
BBC Radio Merseyside also hosted a group of School Reporters for Practice News Day - in this case the team from the De La Salle High School in Liverpool.
The De La Salle High School team conducted an interview with BBC Radio Merseyside Breakfast Show producer Steve Coleman, who was asked: "What's more important, curiosity or confidence?" Steve replied: "You can learn confidence, but you need curiosity to be a journalist."
As well as interviewing Steve Coleman (pictured), the De La Salle High School team also met breakfast radio star Tony Snell (Snelly), edited their own interviews in the radio studio and sat in on the daily news meeting. "It has been an awesome, cool and memorable experience," they said.
Fullbrook School from Surrey visited the University of Surrey's broadcast studios and interviewed Professor of theoretical physics Jim Al-Khalili.
Marden High School in North Tyneside reported on a variety of stories for Practice News Day. Among their content was this weather bulletin - very topical with plenty of snow still around in the north-east.
Snow was also a topic for Hillcrest School in Birmingham who went out on to their playing fields to scoop up snowballs. Hope they were not thrown at the person who took this photo!
The Clyst Vale Community College team researched a range of issues, including online safety, the GCSE shake-up and local flooding problems.
Students at Tendring Community College in Essex filmed the introduction to their story on the 60th anniversary of the East Anglia floods.
Treynae, Lauren, Liam, Matthew and Cortez, all School Reporters from Abbey Grange Church of England Academy in Leeds, interviewed the city's Super League rugby league champions Leeds Rhinos ahead of the new season.