East Lothian Council

BBC helps school make news

Published Wednesday 14th March 12

Preston Lodge High School joins up with around 1000 schools across the UK to make news.

On Thursday 15th March 22 pupils from Preston Lodge High School will be joining up with around 1000 schools across the UK making the news.

The pupils are taking part in BBC News School Report, a BBC project to engage 11-16-year-olds in the news.

Ex-teacher and BBC News presenter, Huw Edwards, is lending his support to the project.

“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.”

Over the past few months the students in Kirsty Muir’s S1 English class have been working hard, training to be top journalists, carrying out interviews and producing reports.

Kirsty, the lead teacher of the BBC School Report in Preston Lodge says:

“The students have been working really hard on their stories. They’ve produced some great pieces and we’ve had a lot of fun!”

At 2pm Thursday, the students will be broadcasting their news, covering the stories of the day as well as “issue driven” reports which the students have chosen individually to sharpen their journalistic skills.

One of the budding young reporters Angus says: “It’s been really fun and my favourite part is actually writing the news reports. I like being able to watch our reports back online on the BBC website because it makes me feel like a real journalist.”

You can find more reports from School Reporters on the BBC website and sign up your school for School Report 2012/2013.

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