Sign up your school for BBC News School Report 2016-17

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We've had 10 amazing years of BBC News School Report and now it is time to sign up for our 11th year - which promises to be bigger than ever.

From the start of the new academic year, there are going to be even more ways for your school to get involved with the project.

As usual, we will be holding our annual News Day, which takes place next year on Thursday 16 March 2017.

All schools who sign up commit to publishing their video, audio and text-based news reports on their own School Report webpage by 2pm on the day itself. The BBC will be showcasing the best of that content and linking to every school via our interactive map.

But BBC News School Report isn't just about one day. During the academic year we will be giving students other opportunities to tell their stories.

Schools who sign up could also get the chance to have a visit from a BBC mentor to share their skills and experiences - and your school may even be able to secure some work experience places for 16-17 year-olds.

To take part in School Report, all you have to do is complete the required paperwork and return it to us.

If you are not sure if you want to sign up but want to start receiving e-mail updates from us, then you can join our mailing list.

What is BBC News School Report?

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BBC News School Report gives 11-16 year-old students around the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience. It also involves BBC staff sharing their skills with students.

It is a collaborative project run by BBC News, BBC Sport, BBC Outreach and BBC Childrens'.

Using lesson plans and materials from the BBC Academy website, and with support from BBC staff and partners, teachers help students develop their journalistic skills to become School Reporters.

All schools are featured on our website via an interactive map, which links through to the webpage that each participating school has to set up to feature all their content. We also commission content for BBC programmes.

How does my school get involved?

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Joining the project could not be easier, simply complete and send back the paperwork:

Form 1 This lets us know that you are taking part in the project this year and entitles you to use unique BBC News School Report branding, to appear on the School Report map and potentially receive one-to-one advice from BBC members of staff, either by phone, email or sometimes in person.

In it, you also agree to get individual consent from parents or guardians of every single student who is taking part in the project.

Parental Consent Forms You need to send these to the parent or guardian of every child taking part in BBC News School Report at your school. They will need to complete them and return them to you before their child can participate.