BBC School Report

Students from King’s Lynn Academy have become school reporters for the BBC.

BBC School Report 2017 sees schools up and down the country take part in an annual news day, where classes simultaneously create video, audio and text-based news reports, which are published on their school website, to which the BBC aims to link. Last year over 1000 schools across the UK took part.

On March 16, students produced news reports as part of the national initiative. They produced a full news broadcast, covering a range of focuses from national news, community news and school themes including feminism, Brexit, the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, sport in school, mental health and world book day.

Students demonstrated a positive attitude towards the whole production process, establishing a production team, setting the hierarchy and creating roles and responsibilities for those who involved with the whole process.

Dilara Oter who has led the students during this experience said: “The students have taken the responsibility of creating the whole report in their stride, working as efficiently as a team. It was a great experience for students of all ages and there was a good professional atmosphere in our news room and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it!”

King’s Lynn Academy teacher, Charlotte Barber said: “It’s been lovely to watch the students work together to achieve their report. They have shown a range of skills throughout this experience such as passion, problem solving and team work which are all part of the school’s ethos.”

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