Welcome to BBC School Report 2016

Huw Edwards on signing up for BBC School Report

BBC News School Report gives 11-16 year-old students across the UK the opportunity to research and produce their own news reports for a real audience.

Last year, more than 1,000 schools across the UK took part in this diversity award-winning project.

Students reported on a range of issues, from social media addiction to why dancing is not just for girls and how Muslim women can wear the hijab. Some even interviewed leading politicians.

Using lesson plans and materials from this website, teachers help their pupils develop students' journalistic skills so they can report on the stories that matter to them and make their voices heard.

The project culminates on School Report News Day - this year to be held on 10 March 2016 - where all schools taking part produce stories and publish them on their school websites.

The BBC links to each school webpage, providing a real audience for the reports. Some schools will also get the chance to work with BBC staff and see their work appear on television, radio or the BBC website.

Watch the School Report trail for 2015-16 - the 10th year of the project

This year is BBC School Report's 10th anniversary, so why not make 2016 the year for your school to take part in the project?

If you are a teacher and would like more information about taking part in BBC News School Report, please click on this link to join our mailing list and start receiving all the latest news and updates from the project.

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