Megan G’s article for the school newsletter, Walton Highlights, follows:
As you may have heard, on Thursday the 21st of March, Walton High carried out its fourth annual BBC School Report. Things carried out as usual for the most part – we started off by choosing stories and writing scripts, then moved onto filming our news anchors who read out the news and finally edited it all into the final version – which you can now see on the Walton High website.
We ended up with a huge range of stories – our international team looked at the forced adoption apology issued by the Australian Prime Minister, our national team covered the recent Budget, our school team reported on World Book Day at Walton High, and our sports team looked at the recent Man City results. A new addition to our usual School Report teams were the technology and internet teams, who looked at a new game announcement and Twitter’s 7th birthday respectively. Also, this year we had access to a wider range of more professional technology such as green screens and autocues, allowing us to make our news broadcast even better!
Of course, this would not be complete without mentioning the official School Report blogs on both WordPress and Twitter, both of which can be visited from the school website. On these, we updated with our current progress, photographs of what we had done and thoughts from the crew – as well as some news stories – throughout the day. The views quickly increased as we carried on with our filming.
Overall, BBC School Report was an enjoyable experience for all involved and a great way to get involved both in school activities and in the world of journalism. The day turned out great and we are interested so see how it will change in the years to come!
The people who were involved in BBC School Report were Georgia T, Joseph W, Emily W, Ben C, Amy S, Megan G, Alice M, Ben E, Jake A, Jack D, Katherine I, Toby I, James S, Matthew-Lee F, Helena Z, Sarah D, Eden S-S, Lacey F, Matthew L, Enya S, Emma D, Jamilia K-E, Lewis S, Tommy S, Kathleen C and of course Mr George, who organised the day.