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In pictures: School Report takes over Women's Hour
27 March 2013
Last updated at 14:03
School Reporters Lauren and Holly from Bartley Green School in Birmingham took over BBC Radio 4's popular show Women's Hour on News Day 2013.
School Reporters Lauren and Holly, from Bartley Green School, about to go live on air on BBC Radio 4's popular weekly show Women's Hour on 21 March.
The girls co-presented the show alongside regular host Jenni Murray, who introduced the show by saying "today you get three for the price of one!"
Holly and Lauren are no strangers to the radio, having had previous experience presenting their own show at school, which broadcasts news about happenings in and out of school. It is played all around school, even in the canteen!
The girls started the show by talking about a subject they felt strongly about - bus safety. Their school is close by to where 16-year-old Christina Edkins was stabbed to death on the 7 March. They interviewed Kerry Blakeman, the chief inspector of West Midlands Police, about what measures are being taken to ensure future safety on public transport.
Other stories that featured in the programme included an exclusive interview with two-time Paralympic gold medallist Hannah Cockcroft, who spoke about the legacy of the Olympics. A personal issue was covered in an account of 14-year-old Verity, whose dad has recently become unemployed.
"Cook the perfect..." is a regular feature on Women's Hour and for this School Report special, chef Henry Dimbleby cooked his version of the perfect school dinner. To end the show, Lauren and Holly tried his dish of chilli con carne, and decided they would trade in their usual packed lunch for his alternative.
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