BBC School Report
It is an exciting opportunity for students aged between 11-14 to take part, represent their school and become journalists working together to produce a new report for a real audience. It allows students to build up their journalistic skills and discover all the elements that go into making up a news report. This year the deadline is 24th March 2011; students have to meet the deadline and have a report by this day.
Not only do students learn to present and organise their own work, but they have the experience of what it is like to be a news presenter or of working behind the scenes. In groups, students are given topics which they can research to find stories that they could report on and include in the overall report. They have to find a wide range of news including: sport, weather, national/international stories and local stories. Most importantly, they must find stories that will be of interest to the audience.
The news also needs to be relevant to the time and as recent as possible.
As a team they need to:
- Work together
- Include news that is of interest to your audience.
- Make a LIVE 10 minute news bulletin
- Include the five W’s : what, who, where, when, why - and how
- Include the three C’s : clear, concise, correct
- Keep news safe and legal
- Complete the report before the deadline, at 2pm