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In pictures: School Reporters become football reporters
3 December 2013
Last updated at 13:50
Photos as School Reporters from John Taylor High School report on a crucial match for the England Women's Under-17 football team in the European Championships.
School Reporters from John Taylor High School in Burton turned into football reporters for the day when they visited their local League Two club, who have been staging matches in the Uefa Women's Under-17 European Championships.
Before getting down to work, Frankie (left), Lucy (centre) and Charlotte (right) had the chance to visit the Fan Zone set up alongside the stadium. There they met the Football Association Women's Super League mascot Berry the Bear (right) and Burton Albion counterpart Billy Brewer.
They also bumped into England mascot Roary the Lion, who was also happy to pose for a photograph.
After taking part in some shooting competitions, the students stood and watched some displays of skills with Doncaster striker Millie Bright showing off her ball-juggling talents with England and Birmingham left-back Rachel Unitt (left) and England and Manchester City midfielder Jill Scott (centre) offering encouragement.
Football freestyler Charlotte Lade then demonstrated her amazing balancing tricks as the School Reporters looked on in the crowd before they had to rush off to get ready for the match.
When the School Reporters went to collect their accreditation for the match, they had the chance of a surprise interview as the official England band had arrived in the stadium reception area at the same time. Thinking on their feet, they came up with a few questions for one of the members of the group.
The four-strong band chatted with Charlotte (left), Lucy (centre) and Frankie (right) about their favourite songs to play at matches and said they were planning to be at next summer's World Cup finals in Brazil.
Then it was down to work as the team took their seats in the press box for the match. It was England's final group game and they faced Portugal knowing that if they avoided defeat they were guaranteed a place in the semi-finals of the tournament.
There was not even time for a break at half-time as the girls made their way to the press room, where an exclusive interview with England and Birmingham winger Karen Carney, who is an ambassador for the Championships, had been specially arranged for them.
Karen said they asked her good questions and revealed that the highlights of her career so far were playing for England, representing Team GB at the Olympics and winning medals.
Then it was a dash back to the press box for the second half of the match, which England convincingly won 6-1. The School Reporters were busy writing a match report, preparing questions for the post-match press conference and providing live updates for the BBC Sport website and the BBC News Local Live website in Derby.
After the match, the team returned to the post-match press conference which was attended by England manager Lois Fidler and striker Chloe Kelly.
Along with the other journalists, the School Reporters asked questions about the match and England's next opponents Spain. Lois told them that she would give the players a day off before preparing for their semi-final, which takes place back at Burton on Thursday evening.
Lois had time to stop for a photo with the team, whose working day at the stadium was complete. Then it was time to make their way back to school, where they immediately started work on writing reports of their action-packed day.
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