School Report 2013/2014 kicks off

BBC News School Report explained

The School Report 2013-14 year has begun and during the year thousands of 11-16 year olds from around the UK will be making the headlines, reporting on the stories that matter to them.

The project culminates in our annual News Day. This will be on 27 March 2014 - and is 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 see the action unfold here.

Over the course of the last seven years, School Report has worked with thousands of schools to tell the stories that matter to young people - and this year will be no exception.

If you're a teacher considering getting involved for the first time or just want a refresher on how the project works, why not check out our guide to Starting out with School Report?

And if you'd like to know more about the project and what students and schools can get out of it, then our What is School Report? page is the place to start - closely followed by our FAQs!

How School Report can benefit your students

The School Report team are on hand to offer advice to teachers interested in the project, and there are various ways to get in touch. Visit the Contact Us page to find out how.

Getting started with School Report involves returning two pieces of paperwork. These forms need to be completed before your students can start reporting, so try to get those organised 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 bring the project to life in the classroom, you can visit our Teachers Resources pages.

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