February Practice News Day as it happened

Key points

  • The final BBC News School Report Practice News Day of 2013-14 is taking place in various schools around the UK. All times GMT
  • School Report is a project that gives 11-16 year-old students in the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience
  • The schools work towards a deadline of 14:00 GMT on News Day, which this school year takes place on Thursday 27 March 2014

Live text

Reporting:

  • Ian Westbrook 
  • Angie Pitt 
  • Josie Verghese 
  • Liz Holmes 
  • BBC News School Reporters 

Last updated 11 February 2014

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18:00: Practice over? We hope you made the most of today as next time we do this, in six weeks and two days' time on Thursday 27 March, it will be the real thing - News Day 2014. Our live text page will run all day then and we look forward to your contributions and company. Until then we wish you a good evening!

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Aya, Ashanti and Daksaini of Ellen Wilkinson School

17:58: A big shout-out to the School Reporters at Ellen Wilkinson School, who are preparing to find out more about the woman after whom their school was named - Ellen Wilkinson MP. Aya, Ashanti and Daksaini are seen here proudly holding a picture of Ellen in front of the school achievement board.

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Lampton School
Lampton School

17:54: A last-gasp shout-out to Lampton School, who have just sent us these pictures of their team reporting and researching today.

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School Reporters in front of BBC weather graphic School Reporters from Perry Beeches The Academy are working on a BBC weather reoirt

17:25: Move over BBC weather presenters! Aimee, Karys, Jordan and Jack from Perry Beeches The Academy practice reading their weather bulletins about the jet stream.

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17:07: Pupils from St Louis Grammar School in Ballymena say they are proud to have been School Reporters on Safer Internet Day at the NEELB Centre in Antrim. Well done!

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17:04: School Reporters from Perry Beeches The Academy have just dialled into the weather conference with weather reporter Rebecca Wood so they can prepare their bulletin, and now Jack and Jordan are getting ready to broadcast it.

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17:00: Everything's also wrapped up at Marden High School in North Tyneside - they have produced video reports on changes at their school, the dangers of NekNomination, Flappy Bird, charity, the controversial death of a giraffe, the Six Nations, basketball and the weather. A gold star to you too!

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16:46: St Benedict's School in Ealing have completed their Practice News Day successfully and uploaded four video reports to their website. They have reported on the safety of the school's forthcoming ski trip, the tube strike, the impact of the terrible weather in the Philippines last year and dissent in sport. A fantastic day's work - a gold star to you from the School Report team!

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Neha and Lili with Beth Tweddle

16:40: School Reporters Neha and Lili from The St Marylebone CE School in Westminster have completed their interview with Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle at the Safer Internet Day event.

Tweddle has been a victim of online abuse and she told the students: "When I first got the comments I did find it hard to read, but I'm really lucky that my family and friends were really supportive and just told me to ignore it,"