BBC News School Report
On Thursday 19th March 2015, Kobie Challis and Shannon Shorto were invited to participate in the BBC School Report. Both pupils, accompanied by Miss Thorne and Mrs Wood, went to BBC Solent and had the opportunity to speak live on air with presenter, Julian Clegg. The pupils were able to act as reporters for the morning. They discussed their Hearing Impairments and gave advice to listeners who may be suffering from the same difficulties. After their experience, both pupils were given a tour around the Radio and TV recording studios, including the studio for BBC South Today.
Here is the link if you would like to listen skip to 2:50:00... http://www.bbc.co.
BBC News School Report gives 11-16 year-old students in the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience.
Using lesson plans and materials from the BBC website, and with support from BBC staff and partners, teachers help students develop their journalistic skills to become School Reporters.
In March, schools take part in an annual News Day, simultaneously creating video, audio and text-based news reports, and publishing them on a school website, to which the BBC aims to link.
School Reporters in March 2014 produced a stunning array of content with more than 1,000 schools across the UK making the news on the biggest ever School Report News Day.
The next News Day is Thursday 19 March 2015.
BBC News presenter and former teacher Huw Edwards is working on School Report.
He said: "Over the years I've run many journalism workshops in schools. So I've seen how much fun it can be and how much can be learnt when there are real deadlines, real audiences and real standards to meet.
"I'm involved because I want to give young people the chance to make the news themselves, and I want to share the principles of good journalism.
"So have a go, let me know what you think, and good luck!"