16 September 2013
Last updated at 11:35
After winning a competition, School Reporters Emillia, Cathryn and Jade from Tendring Technology College arrived at the English Institute of Sports to join young people from four other schools to report on the 2013 School Games.
After a brief introduction we split into three groups. We were put with the school from Great Yarmouth with five other girls. This is us studying our brief about the first day's challenges and our reporting assignments. It is exciting to be here!
Our first challenge was to introduce ourselves and we also had to say how we became a part of the YMT (Young Media Team). We were given a task where we had to create a short, introductory video and were asked to make it as creative as possible using different techniques and after planning ideas, we headed off to film.
It is now time to edit our first report as it needs to be uploaded on the website before we take part in the Opening Ceremony with all the athletes from around the country.
We found one of the volleyball players from our school, so we grabbed him for a quick interview before his next match. Jonah plays for England Central and said he was looking forward to the second match but is hoping they play better, as they lost their first match. Jonah said that the training schedule is strict and you have to put in a lot of hard work.
Getting some tips from professionals on how to report on live games - BBC Sport Correspondent Matt Slater shared his wisdom at the volleyball game
We then went to do a feature on our chosen sport which was wheelchair basketball. All the events were taking place in the Motorpoint Arena. We got there one hour before the first game started so we had time to do several interviews with players, coaches and officials.
We got the chance to have a go at wheelchair basketball - it was fun but hard work! It made us appreciate how hard it actually is and how fit the athletes have to be.
Hooray, we made the deadline! Here we are at our final debrief where we watched all the films and reports and said out goodbye’s.
At the end we were awarded shield, we can take this back to school to show everyone. Since we came to Sheffield we have learnt some amazing techniques including camera angles and great ways to interview people. Our best tip is to make sure you a detailed plan of what you want the final piece to be, and most important don't just film everything. Great advice from BBC’s Matt Slater!