Young reporters’ news challenge

Budding reporters from the Morley Academy were given the opportunity to sample the excitement of the newsroom as they took part in the BBCs School Report Day.
Budding reporters from the Morley Academy were given the opportunity to sample the excitement of the newsroom as they took part in the BBCs School Report Day.

Budding reporters from The Morley Academy were given the opportunity to sample the excitement of the newsroom as they took part in the BBC’s School Report Day.

Eleven members of the academy’s Press and Publicity Panel put their own spin on the latest news stories, including the US elections, the junior doctors’ strike and the EU referendum.

The panel, which writes the academy’s newsletter, was given the full journalistic experience by interviewing members of staff, taking photographs to accompany their stories and producing their articles to a tight deadline.

The stories then went live on The Morley Academy’s website, which was linked directly to the BBC School Report page.

Panel member Dominic Vickers said: “BBC School Report is always one of our favourite days at school. It is challenging yet exciting working to such a tight schedule and gathering all the relevant information”.

“I like that we are able to focus on stories that have relevance to us, such as homelessness amongst young people and the rise of video games.”

BBC School Report is an annual event involving 30,000 pupils nationwide.

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