What is BBC School Report?
School Report is for 11 – 18 year old pupils and gives them the chance to report the news for the BBC. The aim of School Report is to engage young people in news and current affairs, making them more aware of the world around them while teaching practical skills in journalism along the way. It’s a chance for them to make news reports about issues that matter to them for a real audience, via BBC programmes and web pages. The BBC aims to link to all school web pages via the School Report site, creating a worldwide audience for student’s work, while many schools will feature on BBC programmes and websites.
Northern Ireland Students’ work has been broadcast on the BBC News Channel, BBC Newsline, BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Radio Foyle, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live amongst others. They’ve interviewed Lord Coe in the Olympic Stadium, put questions to David Cameron at No.10 Downing Street and grilled Peter Robinson and Martin McGuiness at Stormont. However, they’ve also reported on their journey to school, the sporting achievements of their peers and environmental issues they worry about. No story is too big or too small.
How do I find out more?
Everything you need to know about School Report, can be found at bbc.co.uk/schoolreport