We arrived promptly at 8:16 ready for an 8:30 start to the school report day. Right from the start, the banter was flowing, disses and cusses flying to and fro. Immediately we split our roles and decided what story each of us will report, from massive international stories to local stories and heart-warming tales. I went to BBC to find out all about the Ukraine crisis to give the reader a solid idea of the conflict as well as updating people on the latest stories, in this case Obama’s most recent reaction. We joked and had a good laugh with teachers and students alike so we could both have an enjoyable time and give an informative and successful report at the same time. We all went off to do our reports, mine went splendidly and I was flawless! Then we went to lunch and after we wrote our separate blog explaining what we did throughout the day. Mine went like this…
Take a look at how the School Report team here have predicted that this weekend’s Premier League scores will end up. A little persuasion may have been involved on my part to give Norwich an average of nearly 21 goals (which still wouldn’t serve to make our goal difference positive)! Have a peek and see if you agree:
Below follows Lawrence W’s experience of School Report today
Today, Thursday 21st March, I have been partaking in the BBC school report with Walton High school. I am part of the international news team, when I arrived at school report at around 8:13 in the morning I was ready and raring to go! First of all me and my news team mate Matthew looked through the days newspapers to pick out what we thought was the top international news story of the day. However, at first we could not find any big news stories in the papers so we looked online. There we found plenty of news stories worthy of making our report.
Then, once we had identified two reports, we wrote up our own version of how we would present it. We wrote about attacks in Pakistan and the apology from the Australian Prime Minister concerning forced adoption policies. Once we had done that we could send the script to the tech team ready for the auto-cue. Following the recording of the national news report, we were next to record.
We headed down to the recording studio and once there we got kitted up and started the report. After just a few takes we had finished recording and headed back up to the main headquarters. Upon my return I was requested to write a few paragraphs about my experience of this year’s BBC School Report.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the day, I had a good time but most of all I loved the fact that we had biscuits. I feasted upon them throughout the day which made me extremely happy. It was delicious! I preferred to have the bourbon biscuits whereas my pal enjoyed the short bread biscuits more, now that they have all gone we have spiralled into a deep depression.
The International News Team has readied its script for the news story itself. Here’s a sneak-preview from Matt and Lawrence:
A minimum of 12 people have been killed and 30 people injured after a car bomb exploded at the Jalozai refugee camp in Pakistan.
The camp contained people who were fleeing Afghanistan and the fear of the Taliban.
No group has yet to claim responsibility for the incident. However the surrounding area has been under frequent attack from the Taliban and other Militant groups.
The Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has issued a formal apology to any people that were affected by the “forced adoption of children of single parents policy” between the 1950s and 70s.
Tens of thousands of babies belonging to unmarried, mostly teenage mothers were taken and given to childless couples.
Many women claimed that they were coerced into signing away their children.
Gillard said that mothers were denied knowledge of their rights which meant that they could not give informed consent.