Well Done!

A huge well done to all of our reporters for their work today!


You can watch their final report here

Fred MacAulay

We were asked to record and send in some questions for Fred to ask Chriss Addison on his show on Wednesday 20 March.  Lee’s question was used and caused amusement when he asked what was the most Chris had earned!

And Finally

Why did the elephant seal cross the road?

Because it was bored and wanted to go for a walk.  It stopped traffic in Santa Catarina, Brazil for an hour. Obeying the highway code the giant, yet polite seal crossed the zeba crossing while the police splashed it with water.


Obama plans to revive alliance


US president Barack Obama travelled to Israel to restore the alliance between America and Israel. He wishes to banish all images of a past troubled relationship between the two nations by meeting with the president of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu. He visited the Iron Dome Missile Defence Battery which America invested millions of dollars in developing with Israel.

Later the two presidents met in Jerusalem to discuss Iran’s nuclear capabilities, fighting in Syria and the Palestine issue. He is due to meet with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in his compound with talks likely to be about the Israel-Palestinian conflict before returning to Jerusalem. Obama will leave for Jordan on Friday.

By Jason and Matthew

Budget 2013

Yesterday the new budget was discussed.  They have put 7% more money into Education than last year so schools will get more resources to help improve learning in schools.  Less money is being spent on Industry, Agriculture and Employment.  This figure is down 16% from last year which means businesses and companies might struggle.  More people may lose their jobs or be relocated as a result of this.

The budget states that the Government will invest 5% more than last year on Health.  Hopefully this means more money will be invested in our hospitals, to buy new equipment and employ more staff.  There will be a 3% increase on the defence budget.  This shows that the Government cares about the safety of our country.       

Matthew and Morgan

Business Breakfast

Some of our pupils from the BBC SCHOOL REPORT 2013 went to Aspirations restaurant in Blairgowrie High School to find some information on the Big Business breakfast 2013.   

We spoke to Mr Fernandez who helped organize the breakfast. He told us that there had been a lot of planning involved.  Prefects were on hand to meet the local businesspeople and the event was held over breakfast, provided by Tayside Contacts, in the school training restaurant.  The group provided delegate packs with help from All Things Fair, one of the local businesses represented at the event.  Mr Miller, the school Rector, introduced the event and spoke about how important it is for Blairgowrie High School to have strong links in the local business community.  Higher Business Management pupils John Driscoll and Kenny Matthews followed with their presentation on the current school achievements in this field and how they would like to expand these.  The delegates were then split into groups for a tour of the school where they could meet staff and see classes at work.                                                

Pupils Mhari McInnes and Linda Saunders, two of the members of the organising committee answered some of our questions.  We asked them what gave them the idea to organise the event. Mhari told us the main purpose was to make more links with local businesses.  This in turn would hopefully lead to more work experience and more opportunities for Blairgowrie High School pupils. Linda said the breakfast was going well.  The guest speaker, Angela McIntyre from local business Proctors, gave an excellent presentation and lots of businesses turned up.

We also spoke to head prefect Scott jewel.   He told us that it was a really good experience for not just the pupils but all of the departments involved too. We also asked him if that this event would benefit any future partnerships the school would have. He told us that he thought that the local businesses now know a lot more about the school and will be able to make more links.

Nicholas, Andrew and Lee for BBC News School Report 2013

Clare Damadoran

The Blairgowrie High School News reporters started the day with a visit from the Blairgowrie Advertiser reporter Clare Damodaran. She told how she does her job and gave us pointers for our big news day.

BHS reporters get to work


Today we were looking at local stories and working out Who, What, Where, When and Why.

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