School Report News Day 2013

Key points

  • 1034 schools turned their classrooms into newsrooms
  • 33,000 11 to 16-year-olds worked as School Reporters
  • Their reports featured on BBC One, CBBC, the News Channel, Radio 4, 5 Live and 52 local radio stations
  • A School Report channel broadcast for 8 hours from London and Londonderry

Live text

Reporting:

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

Last updated 21 March 2013

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0815: Hello, it's finally here! Welcome along to BBC News School Report 2013: around 1,000 schools, more than 30,000 students, and we'll have all the latest updates throughout the day....

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0825: The live page may have just got running, but School Reporters have already been reporting on a host of BBC outlets including Radio 5 live, Farming Today, BBC London and BBC Breakfast.

Students from Samworth Church Academy appeared on Breakfast alongside reporter Bryony Mackenzie, who asked School Reporter Finn whether he'd recommend journalism. "Definitely - this is just brilliant - you get to go around, ask people questions and at the end of the day you're on TV!"

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0832: School Report LIVE is up and running - you can follow it here on the BBC News School Report website, or on the red button. Stay tuned for all the updates and highlights from now until 1600 GMT.

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0847: Some 13 year 9 students at Manor House School in Surrey have a food theme for this year's BBC School Report. With young journalists split into groups ranging from designing and publishing web pages through to producing their own cookery show, they've looked at stories such as support for people with eating disorders through to the latest horsemeat scandal. Teacher Kim Boyd says "the filming of the cookery show suggests we have two celebrity chefs in the making!"

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0852: Anyone looking for the School Reporters from Elizabeth College in Guernsey should head for the library where 14 students will be based for most of the day. And don't forget to look out for reports on the snow day carnage (!), a roundup of local sporting achievements and an intriguing story on Guernsey folklore.

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Bolingbroke Academy

0900: Students from Bolingbroke Academy are taking part in School Report today. We wish them luck!

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0901: For all those following School Report LIVE, don't miss our special education programme about everything from exams to building schools at 1230 GMT.