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Live Reporting

Alex Morrison, Lauren Turner, Emma Atkinson, Judith Burns, Julian Shea, Andy Fraser and 30,000 School Reporters

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    Well, that's it. Thanks for reading - and even bigger thanks to all the School Reporters and teachers who took part in this ninth year of BBC School Report.

    It's been the best yet, with some truly incredible journalism. We can't wait to see what you come up with in 2016!

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    Another way to see anything you've missed from School Report: the BBC News Channel will be showing a catch-up programme at 10:30 GMT on Saturday, repeated at 14:30 on Sunday and - for you night owls - 01:30 on Monday.

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    The Mountbatten School in Hampshire pulled out all the stops for News Day, even getting the iron out to make sure their set was pristine.

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    Eight schools

    If you want more pictures of News Day, we have photo galleries here, here and here.

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    County High School, Cheshire

    Students from County High School in Cheshire had their flipcharts at the ready for News Day to help them hone their news agenda.

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    The School Reporters at St George's Catholic College in Southampton had a busy News Day reporting on the following subjects: World Book Day, the legacy of World Cup cricket, Titanic II, the solar eclipse, should religion and politics mix, and how does the Budget affect young people?

    Pupils at The Grey Coat Hospital School in Westminster have been asking male and female teachers and students what feminism means to them, as well as looking ahead to World Happiness Day. Mentor Liz also tells us about a creative way to tell the story of the Budget - animation!

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    The Billericay School's reporters recorded their pieces to camera and wrote their web reports on the stress of GCSEs, a biometric video game developed by Year 9 students and an external company (with a phone interview from the CEO), a water conservation project, a drama production and a look into sixth-form life.

    Head teacher being interviewed

    Mrs Hammond, the school's head teacher at The The Billericay School is retiring after 18 years in charge of the school , so School Reporters Francesca and Alena interviewed her. Good work guys!

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    Shout out to the School Reporters at Tolworth Girls who were working with 30 seconds remaining to the deadline!

    Meanwhile the team at The Beaconsfield School were "really giving it their all" today, according to BBC mentor Abigail. Amongst the many stories they were working on were "The Secret Lives of Teachers" and a photo gallery documenting how technology is changing the lives of children.

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    The students at All Saints' Catholic Academy in Mansfield have loved completing their first ever official News Day and can't wait until next year, the school says.

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    @SparkyTeaching tweets: "In a world where footballers get a bad press, this is great #BBCSchoolReport @kdkilbane77."

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    Hackney New School

    Hackney New School's Journalism Enrichment Group of 16 students from Years 7 and 8 took on some challenging subjects.

    These included internet safety, women's rights, dog safety, bullying, the war on drugs, body image, and the effects of overuse of video gaming.

    They used Flip cameras to record their reports and the presenters of the overall bulletin were Unica and Clem.

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    School Reporters at Challney High School for Girls in Luton covered the recent success of Luton Town's young footballers, interviewing coach Matthew Collett.

    There was also a visit to the BBC studios in Luton, where Anjali, Zerein and Aiman took part in a debate on BBC Asian Network.

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    Ferndown Middle School

    The serene confines of the school library are often the perfect base for News Day, as these pupils from Ferndown Middle School in Dorset demonstrated.

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    If you missed any of BBC School Report today - and given all the great reports you probably did - the BBC News Channel is now showing some of the highlights...

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    School Reporters at Bishop Luffa School in West Sussex spent the day reporting on the school's annual charity week. They interviewed sixth-form organisers and the chairmen of three charities. You can see their work here.

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    @ParalympicsGB tweets: "We're loving #BBCSchoolReport"

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    Mayville High School in Hampshire had 41 students taking part in News Day. They wrote about subjects including domestic abuse, energy companies and - we're told - North Korean haircuts.

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    Jim Al Khalili's School Report day selfie from Esher High School

    Science writer and broadcaster Professor Jim Al-Khalili tweets: "Selfie with some great year 8s from Esher High School for #BBCSchoolReport."

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    The Laurels School

    There were plenty of smiles at The Laurels School in London on News Day.

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    Pupils at Woodfarm High School near Glasgow have been putting their questions to politicians including Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, and the leader of East Renfrewshire Council, Councillor Jim Fletcher.

    And they even threw in a bit of entertainment, with an interview and performance from a fellow pupil who reached the judge's house's stage of last year's X Factor.

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    Patrick, a pupil at Calthorpe Park School in Hampshire, recorded a special eclipse guide as part of BBC South Today's weather forecast. He did a brilliant job!

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    Students from Corelli College

    The students of Corelli College in London had a jam-packed agenda when they visited New Broadcasting House today.

    Pupils Leanne, Rayyan, Nadir, Yoan, Kashifat and Chris even had a go at reading the news after receiving some top tips from BBC Radio 4 newsreader Neil Sleat. You can read all about it in their own words in this report.

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    Reepham High School

    Here are the Year 7 School Reporters and staff from Reepham High School in Norfolk. Great teamwork!

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    Students from Holy Trinity College in County Tyrone took the roles of cameraman, editor and reporters to speak to Northern Ireland politicians. We're told they loved News Day. Nice to hear - and well done for your hard work.

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    Montgomery High School

    Students at Montgomery High School in Blackpool strike a pose in the studio before going on air.

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    Students at Kirkham Grammar School in Lancashire landed an interview with former war correspondent and MP Martin Bell, as well as a Falklands veteran and a professional rugby player.

    They even live-streamed some of their output on the school website.

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    Pupils at Bedford High School have finished their report on the construction of the Guided Busway between Leigh and Manchester (see entry for 14:31 below). Watch this and their other stories here.

    And there was praise for School Reporter Tommy at St Bonaventure's RC School - BBC mentor Yolanda says he "held his ground courageously when interviewing head teacher Mr Halliwell on why girls perform better at school than boys and what could be done to improve boys' performance."

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    Hove Park School

    School Reporters at Hove Park School in Sussex reported on a mock trial put together by sixth form law students with the help of local magistrates. Great work in getting the whole story into just a three-minute report! Take a look.

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    Students from King Edward VI School in Hampshire made a video report on how iPads have affected student learning at their school.

    No prizes for guessing what kind of device they used to film, edit and produce their report!

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    BBC director general Tony Hall says School Report has created a "wonderful buzz".

    "It's a really inspiring day for all of us working at the BBC," he adds. Watch more here.

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    The team at Sutton Grammar School in Surrey worked flat out to type up all their reports for the school website.

    Their interviews included a grilling for the local MP, Liberal Democrat Tom Brake, and a live link-up with presenter Dallas Campbell to discuss the BBC show Stargazing and the solar eclipse.

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    Pupils at Lady Eleanor Holles School in Middlesex had a busy day, with their guests including Vince Cable MP and former Apprentice contestant Felipe Alviar Baquero. Click here to see how their day went.

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    Pupils from The Billericay School

    Miss Bodsworth has sent in this photo of her enthusiastic team of reporters at The Billericay School, Essex. She says the team have really enjoyed their day.

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    BBC live page in Turkish

    As well as this live page in English, the BBC has run one in Turkish with the help of some School Reporters.

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    The City Academy

    Here are the School Reporters at The City Academy in Bristol after a successful day full of news reports and features.

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    Nottingham Girls' High School covered a range of stories including the Google car, disabilities in the media, how fast food is affecting our health, the charity Combat Stress, a peregrine falcon nest and tomorrow's eclipse.

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    School Reporters from Bedlingtonshire Community High School

    Nine School Reporters from Bedlingtonshire Community High School in Northumberland worked on stories including the closure of a nearby Tesco store.

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    Pupils of Oriel High School

    Cameras at the ready! The students of Oriel High School, Crawley, in action for News Day.

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    Bedford Academy

    Great work from the School Reporters at Bedford Academy in Bedford. Very professional!

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    School Reporters at Shireland Collegiate Academy in the West Midlands have been very busy. Their 20 Year 8 reporters have worked on stories ranging from grime music and game reviews to anti-cancer foods and "who controls the media?"

    Meanwhile it was another busy day for the School Team at Guildford County School who have been looking at the news consumption habits of teenagers and adults, the science behind tomorrow's eclipse and a new survey about beach litter. And that's not even all their stories!

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    Pupils at Lord Wandsworth School in Hampshire spoke to Olympic diver Nick Robinson-Baker about the life of an elite athlete and the sacrifices he has to make. Watch the interview here.

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    Students of London Oratory School

    The students at the London Oratory School have had a busy day, producing a news bulletin and a feature on politics and how the upcoming general election will effect young people. They had a helping hand too when BBC World News presenter Kasia Madera popped in earlier this week to give them some reporting tips.

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    School Reporters from St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy

    School Reporters from St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy in Staffordshire visited BBC Sport in Salford.

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    Pupils from Claydon High School

    Top tips for the Claydon High School news team in Ipswich from East Anglian Daily Times reporter Callum Maclean.

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    Students at St Luke's School in Hertfordshire filmed a report on the voting age in England, Wales and Scotland.

    The Year 10 and 11 students were split pretty evenly on whether the voting age should be 16 or 18 - with some thinking that the older you are, the more aware you are of politics.

    You can watch the report on the school's website.

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    Coombeshead Academy

    BBC News correspondent Simon Hall tweets: "Thanks @Coombeshead for the B+ for my efforts with @BBCSchoolReport - best grade I've ever had!"

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    Ethan and Cameron, from Erith School in Kent, spoke to the headteacher of Les Quennevais School about the Jersey school's activities (see the earlier entry at 17:19).

    "They have been doing some work, warning people about the dangers of Ebola," says Ethan.

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    BBC Wales has played host to pupils for News Day - see what they got up to here.

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    We've also got pictures of students visiting the BBC at Media City in a separate picture gallery, take a look!

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    St Ambrose College

    Pupils from St Ambrose College in Altrincham got a great interview with British astronaut Tim Peake. He spoke to School Reporters over Skype from Texas and revealed some of the ground-breaking research taking place in space. Read about his interview here.

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    Check out the pictures of some of our 30,000 School Reporters in action in our picture gallery here.

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    Pershore High School

    BBC's Education Editor Branwen Jeffreys tweets: "Had a fantastic @BBCSchoolReport day @PershoreHigh - GCSE changes, private v state schools & raising money for cancer research reported on."

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    Students from The Stonehenge School

    Students from The Stonehenge School near Salisbury have been using unusual methods to explain tomorrow's solar eclipse.

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    Lucy, Lisa, Chloe and Rachel from St Margaret's School for Girls in Aberdeen interviewed Professor Guy Bewick about research on motor neurone disease that is being conducted at Aberdeen University.

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    Pupils from Childwall Sports and Science Academy

    Earlier, pupils from Childwall Sports and Science Academy in Liverpool learned how to film footage with BBC cameraman Suhail Patel.

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    Year 9 School Reporters at Dove House School in Hampshire interviewed fellow pupils and even their own headteacher. They also took a variety of roles - including reporters, editors and directors - to put their reports together.

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    The School Reporters at Burford School in Oxford had an "exhausting and exhilarating day" as they worked to meet their deadlines. Year 8 pupils "thoroughly enjoyed being newshounds for the day and there have been some impressively polished pieces to camera", according to the school.

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    Paulet High School

    There's been some great teamwork at Paulet High School in Staffordshire. The students can be seen editing their articles and footage here.

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    Taking part in News Day for the first time, students from Minsthorpe Community College in West Yorkshire filmed reports on internet safety, road safety and smoking.

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    Students from Wallace Hall Academy

    Miss Stuart says she is very proud of all the hard work of the pupils at Wallace Hall Academy in Dumfries. They've been busy covering lots of different stories including the recent head boy and head girl elections, Fair Trade and the Dumfries and District Music Festival.

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    At Titus Salt School in West Yorkshire, some of the 120 pupils taking part in School Report played the role of celebrities so others could interview them.

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    Among the School Reporters at Thorngrove School in Berkshire, Alex has written about a trip to Douai Abbey, while Sarah compiled a report on global natural disasters.

    And we have also received this picture of the Esher High School team hard at work:

    Esher High School
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    John O'Gaunt School in Berkshire celebrated Comic Relief for the first time last week.

    For School Report, students took a comic slant at reporting the day, setting up their own studio. Teacher Mr Douglas says he's very proud of their efforts.

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    School Reporters from Bilton School

    School Reporters from Bilton School in Warwickshire discussed stargazing and politics on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire.

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    Inveralmond Community High School

    Stories including the rise of the selfie stick and the dangers of e-cigarettes were on the news agenda at Inveralmond Community High School in Livingston, which is taking part in School Report for the first time this year.

  66. International links

    Pupils in Huntingdon School

    Pupils from Les Quennevais School in Jersey have a link with the Huntingdon School in Sierra Leone - but communication was put on hold after the Ebola crisis began last year.

    They have now re-established contact and the African pupils have shared some of their experiences with their jersey counterparts. You can watch the video here.

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    Cantonian High School

    Cantonian High School in Cardiff tweeted: "Pupils enjoying today's @BBCSchoolReport well done everyone #BBCSchoolReport"

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    It was a busy day at Maidstone Grammar School in Kent as an amazing 180 Year 7 students worked on stories.

    Their reports included interviews with comedian John Bishop, as well as a sixth form student who was recently signed by a top modelling agency and an aspiring Olympic gymnast.

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    There is an interactive map here showing all the schools taking part in News Day. It links through to their websites so you can read, watch and listen to the fruits of their labours.

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    De La Salle College

    Elite Irish boxing star and former pupil Brendan Irvine visited the reporting team at De La Salle College in Belfast and gave the students an interview about the link between academic success and sporting achievement.

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    Pupils from Davison High School for Girls, Worthing

    It's a good day's work from the roving reporters from Davison High School for Girls in Worthing. News Day is done and dusted!

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    Robyn, Paola, Candice and Florence from St Richard's Catholic College in East Sussex with Damian Kavanagh, digital controller of BBC Three.

    Robyn, Paola, Candice and Florence from St Richard's Catholic College in East Sussex have met Damian Kavanagh, digital controller of BBC Three.

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    Anna from St Margaret's School in Bushey told BBC School Report about her life-changing charity climb to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease, after losing her grandfather and her mother to the illness. Read about that and the school's other School Report work here.

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    School Reporters at Brookfield Community School in Derbyshire have had a great time producing their stories, including one about cyber bullying.

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    Danecourt School

    Budding reporters at Dane Court and King Ethelbert schools in Kent teamed up for School Report - and certainly seem to be working very hard here!

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    School Reporters from The Colne Community School and College

    School Reporters from The Colne Community School and College in Essex have been live on BBC Radio Essex.

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    Twenty-eight students from Years 8, 9 and 10 at Chancellor's School in Hertfordshire had a vote to decide which roles they all took for News Day.

    They were very excited to write stories about Science Day and to interview teachers about the general election.

    Meanwhile we have been sent this photo of the The Elmgreen School's School Report team hard at work - thanks to mentor Alicia for passing on the picture:

    Elmgreen School
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    Huw Edwards watch out - the students from St John the Baptist School in Woking have done an amazing job to produce their own news programme for News Day. Interested viewers can view the entire programme on the school website.

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    Caerphilly is getting ready to host the Urdd National Eisteddfod in May. School Reporters from Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni have been taking a look at the challenges of organising such a huge event - you can listen to their report here.

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    School Reporters at Shenfield High School in Essex researched stories on healthy eating, random acts of kindness and local businesses.

    Students from all year groups interviewed various people, including a pioneering female ice hockey referee, a local bookshop owner and a model.

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    The Lady Eleanor Holles School

    Budding political reporters at The Lady Eleanor Holles School in Middlesex managed to scoop an interview with Lib Dem Business Secretary Vince Cable.

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    Students from Helena Romanes School in Essex

    Sarah, Saskia, Kiera, Megan, Emily and Kiera, from Helena Romanes School in Essex, visited BBC's Broadcasting House for News Day.

    They took part in a workshop in which they learned to build a portable radio using a computer the size of a credit card, called a Raspberry Pi.

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    Students from Broughton High School in Preston.

    Time for a team photo for the School Reporters from Broughton High School in Preston. The media crew loved it, even though they never stopped. Take a bow.

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    St Helena School in Essex

    The team at St Helena School in Essex coped with some technical glitches but pushed ahead with their reporting like true professionals. They investigated the effect of mobile phones and wireless technology on children's development.

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    Students from Reigate Grammar School

    Want to know whether it's going to rain or shine tomorrow? These budding weather station students from Reigate Grammar School can help.

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    Students from Knowsley Park Centre for Learning

    Students from Knowsley Park Centre for Learning in Merseyside have written a report about "YouTubers" and their influence on young people.

    They have been interviewing students and staff throughout the day and have conducted a survey too.

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    Francis Holland School

    Here are some of the pupils from Francis Holland School in London as they made the final edits to their news reports.

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    Students from Blessed Hugh Faringdon in Reading

    Students from Blessed Hugh Faringdon in Reading have been investigating the ethics of high street stores. They recorded interviews with their peers as well as a member of retail staff.

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    Redlands High School

    Redlands High School in Bristol tweets: "Celebrations as the deadlines are met! A fab day! Thanks @BBCSchoolReport for your help! #BBCSchoolReport @BBCBristol"

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    School Reporters from Old Buckenham High School in Norfolk asked youth mental health worker Hazel Erskine for some tips on stress management - these might have come in handy as our reporters neared the 16:00 deadline!

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    School Reporters from Hackney New School in London

    School Reporters from Hackney New School in London chose a challenging range of topics for News Day.

    These included internet safety, bullying and the war on drugs.

  92. Post update

    Watch out below - there are parrots on the loose near Douglas Academy in East Dunbartonshire! Luckily the second year students were there to report on this colourful bird spotting. They've also loved running around interviewing people, according to English teacher Mrs Aldous.

    Meanwhile this photo has arrived of the team from Childwall Sports and Science Academy, who got the chance to share the famous BBC Breakfast sofa with Steph McGovern today!

    Childwall Sports and Science Academy
  93. Behind the scenes

    Whitley Academy

    School Reporters from seven schools across the West Midlands went behind the scenes at BBC Birmingham for News Day.

    A total of 60 pupils took part in a series of workshops, including learning about online journalism and how to present the weather. Read more here.

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    Highcliffe School in Dorset

    Four girls from Highcliffe School in Dorset put together a report about Cyclone Pam and its effects. They organised everything themselves, from borrowing the equipment to writing the script, filming, editing and writing a story for the school website.

    Well done girls!

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    All Saints Academy

    Teachers Miss Skelding and Miss Dunne from All Saints' Academy in Cheltenham emailed to say: "Could we say a big congratulations to our fantastic 15 student reporters today! We have some fantastic articles published on the website. Well done to all for meeting the deadline!"

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    Dawlish Community College's School Report efforts are now up online - they managed to speak to local politicians, including the mayor of Dawlish, and got mentioned on BBC Radio Devon as well.

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    Year 9 School Reporters at Cranford Community College in Middlesex have gone multi-media - video, radio and text stories. On the video agenda are stories such as "are YouTubers earning too much money?"

    Radio deals with the issue of being 16, married and a taxpayer - but not having a vote. Online, they look at Cranford's sports dome.

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    Reading School

    Reading School tweets: "#BBCSchoolReport journalists are totally wiped after a day of busy reporting."

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    Year 7 students at Prior's Field School in Surrey chose the theme of "strong women" for News Day.

    The topics they tackled included women in politics, the gender pay gap and skinny fashion models - and they made most of their films on their mobile phones and tablets.

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    Lord Wandsworth College

    School Reporters from Lord Wandsworth College in Hampshire interviewed Olympic diver Nick Robinson-Baker. You can watch their video here.

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    St Angela's Ursuline students

    Say hello to School Reporters from St Angela's Ursuline School in East London. Here they are taking a well-earned break after a hard day scribbling articles on GCSE mocks and stress. Surely two unrelated topics...?

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    Regent's Park Community College

    Here's a picture of the School Report team at Regent's Park Community College in Southampton after a long day of reporting. Great work!

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    Killermont Primary School

    Well done to Killermont Primary School in East Dunbartonshire which has got all of its reports up within the deadline. It has reported on subjects including dementia, the school's own rock band Gigabyte and the fate of Scottish rugby.

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    Hackney New School

    There's been a host of interviews, bulletins and reports produced throughout the day at Hackney New School in east London. Here Derrell is interviewing classmate Kyran on his use of video games.

  105. Roving reporters

    Students from Bo'ness Academy in Falkirk

    Students from Bo'ness Academy in Falkirk went out and about to report on a deforestation project at Kinneil Estate.

  106. Post update

    That's it! We've reached the deadline. Hope all of your stories are up on your websites now! Well done for all your hard work.

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    St George's Academy

    St George's Academy in Lincolnshire held its own version of Question Time.

    The panel consisted of prospective parliamentary candidates for various constituencies across Lincolnshire, representing the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Green Party and UKIP.

    School Reporter Joshua posed an intriguing question - when lightning hits the sea, why don't all the fish die?

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    School Reporter James, from the Edinburgh Academy

    School Reporter James, from The Edinburgh Academy, got to ride on a tram for the first time for his News Day assignment.

  109. Post update

    Deadline alert! Just a few minutes left now to get your reports up on your websites...

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    Neston High School in Cheshire is covering all bases with its choice of stories, from the influence of YouTube vloggers to cancer research. Other topics include how the local community is affected by council cuts and the school's new building projects.

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    St Benedict's Catholic High School in Whitehaven have been analysing the impact of the closure of St Bees School on the wider community, rather than just among pupils.

  112. Post update

    The girls at Nottingham Girls' High School are covering everything from how fast food affects your health and peregrine falcons' nests to the new school performing arts centre - and they've done an interview with local author Paula Rawsthorne.

  113. Post update

    School Reporters from John Grant School in Norfolk have been producing a video on the importance of eating breakfast. They did a survey with teachers and other pupils at the school about their morning eating habits and plan to continue producing reports on the school website every half term.

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    Bushey Academy school reporters

    School Reporters from Bushey Academy in Hertfordshire have been working hard on their news stories.

    Their reports include a profile of the author and football journalist Dan Freedman and a review of reading week which included an extreme reading selfie competition. Sounds intriguing!

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    Clydeview Academy

    Pupils at Clydeview Academy in Gourock even used their precious lunchtime to make sure they hit the deadline for their reports. That's dedication for you!

  116. Famous former pupil

    Bury Grammar School Boys

    Roving reporters from Bury Grammar School Boys wrote a story about a famous former pupil - the fashion designer Henry Holland, who has been raising money for a local charity. They also worked on a feature about the development of driverless cars.

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    Melland High School

    Melland High School tweets: "We all loved working together @BBCSchoolReport. Thank you to everyone who helped. It was hard work but worth it!"

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    Students at Pedmore Technology College and Community School

    Congratulations to students at Pedmore Technology College and Community School in the West Midlands, who have met the deadline and successfully published their news on their website.

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    Pupils at George Watson College in Edinburgh have come up with articles on everything from animal testing to an interview with a Kurdish activist about the difficulties of life in Syria. They have also looked at ICT in the classroom, and graduate employment opportunities.

  120. Post update

    Pupils at Harris Academy in Merton have reached the end of a busy day of news reporting around the school on subjects ranging from the solar eclipse to controversial new school bags.

  121. Post update

    Paralympian Adrian Derbyshire has visited Congleton High School in Cheshire. The GB fencer has been chatting to students about living with disability. The 15 School Report students have also been reporting about living with diabetes, crazes through the ages and how mental health issues affect young people.

    Meanwhile check out this picture of the Leigh Academy team:

    The Leigh Academy
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    Elmgreen School

    School Reporters from Elmgreen School in South London have been recording a special edition of Outside Source - you will be able to see their efforts on the School Report website later.

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    The Mackie Academy in Aberdeenshire has a report on the opening of the UK's newest RNLI lifeboat station and concerns at new houses being built in the high flood-risk Stonehaven area. School Reporters have also given the low-down on the girls' netball team, the school's philosophy club and its LGBT group.

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    Bullers Wood School newsroom

    School Reporters at London's Buller's WoodSchool have been very busy despite a chilly start in their classroom!

    "It's freezing in here," said Laura and Katrina.

    Their stories include women in technology, the latest version of the Raspberry Pi computer and how older people's lives can benefit from technology.

  125. Post update

    Only half an hour left to get the final reports up on your websites, School Reporters! Best of luck. The clock's ticking...

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    At The Gordon Schools in Aberdeenshire, School Reporters are finding out what designs pupils would come up with for a new Scottish pound coin.

    They are also looking at the contrasting fortunes of the school's successful sports teams and struggling local side Huntly FC, school subject options and the big question of the day is - how would you feel about going on a one-day trip to Mars?

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    Coleraine Academical

    BBC Northern Ireland tweets: "Coleraine Academical's @BBCSchoolReport asks if competitive sport can affect academic success." Watch their report.

  128. Post update

    Pupils from Walthamstow High School for Girls have been finding out how School Reporters feel about their teeth.

  129. Post update

    Mrs MacDougall would like the School Reporters at Kirkcudbright Academy in Dumfries and Galloway to know just how impressed she is by their work. Topics on their list include the eclipse, eco cars, the budget, chocolate and more - that's in addition to the sporting round-up and weather report they have already filmed.

  130. Post update

    Some interesting subject matter from the Waldegrave School in Richmond-upon-Thames - an interview with 100-year-old Women's Institute member Kate Elliott and making lemon curd using a 1924 recipe!

    Meanwhile The Academy at Shotton Hall in Peterlee sounds like it has produced one of the most surprising pieces of the day, a news report on the school's zombie-themed day.

  131. Post update

    Urmston Grammar

    Urmston Grammar had a busy day - Robert, Sally, Beth, Matthew, Stella, Caitlin, Ella & Jess visited the BBC at MediaCity to interview Radio Manchester breakfast show presenter Phil Trow, a former pupil at the school.

    Perry Beeches

    And it's thumbs-up to the School Report team at Perry Beeches IV - good work guys!

  132. Post update

    Pupils at St John's Catholic School for the Deaf in Leeds have spoken to the prospective Labour candidate for the area, Veronica King, about the party's stance on cyber bullying.

  133. Post update

    Marlborough Science Academy

    Marlborough Science Academy in Hertfordshire reports that everyone enjoyed themselves trying to get everything filmed in time for the deadline and that there is a "great atmosphere".

    Their stories have included cancer awareness, mental health issues and Ed Sheeran's album X hitting two million sales.

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    Thoroughly public spirited stuff from All Saints' Catholic Academy in Mansfield, where Year 8 reporter Alex is putting together a piece about the best way to view the eclipse "so people can enjoy the show, stay safe and advise other people to enjoy it in the future".

  135. Post update

    It's been "all go go go" at Knightswood Secondary School in Glasgow today.

    Students met this morning to create two news reports - one on the dance school at Knightswood and one on the impact of extra-curricular activities.

  136. Post update

    Chi Onwurah at Excelsior Academy

    School Reporters from Excelsior Academy in central Newcastle interviewed their local MP, Chi Onwurah.

    The team, all in Year 7, grilled her on a range of topics from smoking to the value of the arts within schools.

  137. Post update

    Students at Helsby High School in Cheshire have visited Ellesmere Port's Fab Lab to film a 3D printer being built.

  138. Post update

    How some white males are underachieving in schools has been one of the main topics at Collingwood College in Surrey.

    The 22-strong School Report team has also covered issues including homework and learning difficulties.

  139. Post update

    At Queen Katherine School in Kendal, School Reporters are getting their journalistic teeth into the school's controversial new policy on mobile phones, as well as talking about the fire which happened near the school recently, and the eclipse, which certainly seems to have caught the imagination of a lot of our reporters.

  140. Post update

    Whickham School

    Pupils at Whickham School in Newcastle created a "very professional TV programme in the style of the One Show/BBC Breakfast", Mr Day says.

    The School Reporters covered stories including the general election, International Women's Day and Red Nose Day.

    "I am extremely proud of our students for their professional behaviour and enthusiasm throughout the project," Mr Day adds.

  141. Post update

    Sir Harry Smith Community College

    From selfie sticks to short celebrities - it's been all go at Sir Harry Smith Community College in Cambridgeshire. Ms Pilkinton and Miss Timms say they are very impressed with the work done by the team.

  142. Post update

    Hats off the pupils of Wallace Hall Academy - Miss Stuart says you're doing a great job. Their School Report stories include the school's recent head boy and head girl elections, fair trade and the Dumfries and District Music Festival.

  143. Post update

    School Reporters at Twickenham Academy have been gathering all the stories they can from the school and surrounding areas. They have had visits from a representative from the Jack Petchey "Speak Out" Challenge and a film lawyer.

  144. Post update

    The pressure is on for School Reporters at London's Westminster Academy as they forgot to charge their cameras overnight.

    They are still enjoying news day though.

  145. Post update

    School Reporters at Fivemiletown College in County Tyrone already have three out of five videos ready to go up on their site.

    Topics include whether young people are becoming over-reliant on mobile phones, the benefits of school sport, whether the age at which cigarettes can be bought should be lowered and the issue of three-person babies.

  146. Post update

    School Reporters at Merchant Taylors' School in Hertfordshire have interviewed political cartoonist Martin Rowson.

    They have been reporting on topics including the forthcoming general election, the school's mock elections, controversy in football and boarding versus day education.

  147. Post update

    Students at George Watson's College, Edinburgh, have enjoyed their first experience of BBC School Report and hope to repeat it next year.

    They aim to have 10 articles and filmed reports up on the site later today, including a discussion of a new ICT initiative where everyone in school is encouraged to bring in their own electronic devices, and an interview with a Kurdish activist based in London.

  148. Post update

    Girls from Alexandra Park School meet Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe

    Students from Alexandra Park School in London have been working on their School Report journalism, having met Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe on Wednesday.

  149. Post update

    Leanne, a School Reporter from Corelli College in Greenwich, says she has enjoyed her day "delving into the world of BBC radio news".

    She says she particularly liked the digital workshops, where she learned how to use the computer code to change the BBC iPlayer display, and meeting BBC Radio 4 news presenter Neil Sleat.

  150. Post update

    Cheam High School, Surrey, have 15 students from Year 9 reporting today.

    They have been covering subjects including social networking, healthy living and university fees.

    They interviewed local politicians including MP Paul Burstow and parliamentary candidates Emily Brothers and Paul Scully.

    School Reporter Nathan said: "It's fun but challenging, you've always got to keep an eye out for what is going on and be aware of the time."

  151. Cricket and politics

    Saint George Catholic College

    School Reporters from Year 9 at St George Catholic College in Southampton have been writing about World Book Day, the influence of religious leaders on politics and the legacy of the Cricket World Cup.

  152. Post update

    Watch School Report Live from Northern Ireland now as School Reporters broadcast from the BBC Newsline studio in Broadcasting House, Belfast, where they will be giving a flavour of what's happening on News Day right across Northern Ireland.

    You can see the progamme in the Live Coverage tab on this page.

  153. Post update

    Fourteen School Reporters from Aylestone Business and Enterprise College in Herefordshire have trained as journalists with Toby Murcott, a lecturer in science journalism at City University, London.

    The students, who have been looking at school events as well as current stories in the news, are going to pass on the skills they have learned to primary school students.

  154. Post update

    BBC director general Tony Hall meets School Reporters at Broadcasting House in London.

    BBC director general Tony Hall met some School Reporters who were visiting Broadcasting House in London.

  155. Post update

    Bedford High School in Wigan's nine School Reporters investigated the effects of constant computer gaming on young people and did a feature on the construction of the Guided Busway between Leigh and Manchester.

    This included an interview with council leader Lord Smith of Leigh, who visited school today.

    They say they have "thoroughly enjoyed" the experience. Glad to hear it!

  156. Post update

    Liverpool's De La Salle Academy had a team of 15 reporters working on stories throughout the day.

    They have written items on science week and Red Nose Day. Later on they are going to project images onto a "green screen" during their live news broadcast.

  157. Roll on next year!

    Sandymoor School

    School Reporters from Sandymoor School in Cheshire have been "working really hard and have really enjoyed putting together their news stories", says head of English Jennifer Robinson. She promises: "We'll definitely be back for more next year!"

  158. Post update

    The Elmgreen School in south London is reporting on the issue of fitting in at school when you have come from abroad.

    Gafar, 14, from Nigeria, says people never liked him and used to give him "dirty looks", so he tried to fit in "by acting funny".

  159. Post update

    One school makes its own headline: News team keeps its cool as the heat rises.

    Connaught School For Girls in London were "in the middle of filming and editing" when the fire alarm rang. After losing 15 precious minutes standing outside while the fire brigade checked the school, they were back to work.

    "Allegedly, all this upheaval had been caused by someone's wayward elbow and an over sensitive fire alarm!", the school tells us.

  160. Post update

    It's the story the whole nation has been talking about and pupils at City Academy Norwich have covered it for School Report - should Alan Partridge replace Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear?

    They broadcast a bulletin to the whole school with other stories including the eclipse and the royal baby due to be born soon.

  161. Post update

    School Reporters at Bishop Challoner Catholic Collegiate Girls School in London are starting to feel the pressure.

    Their 16 students have been working on features on young people's views of the general election, the issue of self harm, reaction to the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris and a feature on a cafe in Tower Hamlets which sells only cereal.

  162. Post update

    Year 8 at St Helen's School in Northwood have been looking at a wide range of topics, including whether or not tablets should be used in classes, the use of CCTV and something close to everyone's hearts - school food.

  163. Post update

    School Reporters at Bede's Senior School in East Sussex are reporting on the rise of solar farms and the recent Ladybird Book exhibition in Bexhill.

  164. Post update

    School Reporter Caitlin

    School Reporter Caitlin got a pre-bulletin run through with BBC Radio 5 live's Chris Latchem before going on air at 14:00.

  165. Post update

    Pupils at The Barclay School in Stevenage have been busy gathering news for their third year taking part in School Report.

    They have been working on a report looking at young people's attitudes to social media, an investigation into wacky news stories around the world and a weather report.

  166. Post update

    Pupil from The Corbett School

    Earlier, School Reporters from The Corbett School went on BBC Radio Shropshire.

  167. Post update

    DEADLINE! Your stories should now be done and dusted. The next milestone to aim for is 16:00, by which time your stories should be on your School Report websites.

  168. Post update

    A live broadcast on School Report is about to begin. From 14:00-14:30 you should be able to find the programme under the "Live Coverage" tab at the top of this page.

  169. Post update

    At Manor House School in Surrey, animal welfare and cruelty issues are high on the agenda. Pupils have been looking at puppy farms, endangered species and the role of animals in Spanish festivals.

  170. Post update

    The PE classroom at St Anselm's College on Merseyside has become a newsroom for the day.

    "We are filming our main news story about the huge container of aid that our school is sending to Sierra Leone," said Mrs Parry-Paxton.

  171. Post update

    A breathless message from School Reporters at the Wren Academy in north London. "Two reports completed but four to go ... will we finish in time for the deadline?!" Of course you can!