ABOUT THE PROJECT

Welcome to the new dedicated TGS BBC School Report site. Over the past few years students from The Gordon Schools have been making the news by taking part in this fantastic BBC News School Report project. Use the menu to navigate through past years or find out more about the project.

 

WHAT THE BBC SAY ABOUT THE PROJECT

BBC News School Report gives 11-16 year-old students in the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience.

It is a collaborative project run by BBC News and BBC Learning.

In March, schools take part in an annual News Day, simultaneously creating video, audio and text-based news reports, and publishing them on a school website, to which the BBC aims to link.

The next News Day will be held on 19 March 2015.

The BBC runs School Report so that young people from across the UK have the chance to make their own news to real deadlines and broadcast it to real audiences.

This is because the BBC’s first public purpose under its Charter is to “sustain citizenship and civil society”, in part by providing an impartial news service for all.

School Report helps fulfil this in three ways:

  • By engaging young people with news
  • By bringing their voices and stories to a wider audience
  • By sharing some of the public service values behind content creation, such as fairness, accuracy, and impartiality since so many young people are content creators and distributors.

MIC CUBE ADVENTURES

Last year, as news day drew closed the BBC set mini challenges for their School Reporters. One of the challenges was to construct BBC School Report microphone cubes and photograph them in interesting and creative locations throughout the school. Our groups put their heads together and came up with some ideas about interesting or creative locations within TGS. Our results were so good the BBC decided to create a gallery to show off our TGS mic cube adventures.