Student journalists from Years 7 and 10 had a very productive day working on covering news stories in school for the BBC School Report.
The young journalists covered stories about mental health in schools, President’s Trump travel ban, fake news and the London Youth Games Dance Competition. Their video bulletin was published on the BBC website and here, down below.
School Report is a project created to give students a real audience, by linking their work from school to the BBC website.
On 16th March, the young journalists interviewed students and teachers from Paddington Academy for the BBC School Report to find their opinions on the following topics:
Currently, as there has been controversy on the topic of mental health issues in schools and how they are dealt with, the students decided to look into the matter closely. This has been on the news recently and inspired the School Report team to investigate further on the issue. The students interviewed teachers and students to find out if they know what the school is doing to help with the issues and how they can improve support students in school.
Another topic covered was the USA travel ban. In January, President Donald Trump signed off on a new law: the travel ban. The law stops people from Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Yemen and Iran from entering the U.S.A. - the consequences of this decision is affecting many lives. Students from the BBC Report asked students and teachers from PA to give their opinions on the matter and how they think something similar would affect them if it were to happen in the U.K.
Another news feature students worked on was “fake news”. They investigated the matter, interviewed people to find out their views on fake news and identified ways on how to tell if these were legitimate or not.
And lastly, as their peers participated last month in a dance competition, part of the London Youth Games Competition which was held at Paddington Academy, the students recorded it and hold interviews with the participants.
The final result of this project was great and you can check out this link to find out how their journalistic journey went.