BBC School Report: The Romsey School
Pupils at The Romsey School in Hampshire have been taking part in the BBCs annual national news day for young people.
On Thursday 10 March schools across the UK participated in the BBC School Report project. At The Romsey School a selection of pupils spent the morning gathering and researching news stories. They sorted through the daily newspapers during their morning briefing and picked the best stories to cover. Keeping to the tight schedule, the reporters then set their sights on filming their news segments, conducting interviews with peers and members of staff at the school to get their opinions and thoughts on important issues.
Following the filming, all pupils returned to the News Hub to begin editing their news reports together, complete with opening credits and the famous BBC News jingle. Every reporter/editor/producer worked tirelessly to ensure they met the strict 3pm deadline.
Media teacher, Samantha Moss was delighted with the way in which pupils met the challenge. “It was an exciting day, all the pupils displayed an enormous amount of energy, working together as a team and taking on their roles with great pride. Not only did they all enjoy the pressure of gathering, researching, writing, filming, interviewing and editing BUT they also showed great enthusiasm for the news and creative ways of engaging their peers with important issues that are occurring in our local communities and the world around us; The European Referendum, Tim Peaks Space Adventure, Junior Doctors Strike, Government Cuts in Hampshire, 2016 Brazil Olympics and the launch of the new BMW 2036 Robot Car.”
The day ended with each group’s news report being uploaded to The Romsey School Media YouTube Channel, which was linked live to the BBC School Report website at the end of the school day ready to be viewed by the nation. It was a fantastic day showing how the young people of our community are taking a stand and helping to spread the word on important debates and issues.
The BBC School Reports can be found at: www.youtube.com/channel/UC2O01Cyehz0D3k3prNwar3g