We had a great time today and yesterday recording and editing our school report. Click on the video link to the right, turn up the volume and go full screen. We know that news should report on the important events. Sometimes it is nice to report on the successes of young people and be a little more light-hearted. (Mr Careless, your mother will be proud of your TV debut.)
The BBC School Report Team
Well... I never knew that students could be so scathing about the nature of news.
"Does it always have to be doom and gloom?"
"Why don't they report some good news?"
The students came up with the theme of motivational stories and the achievements of different people against all odds. They intend to request good news stories from students throughout school and their families and report upon these in a light-hearted fashion.
Wish them luck!
I had a great time today talking to the young journalists about what they consider to be a newsworthy story.
We discussed a whole range of serious issues including the state of play facilities for young people, dangerous dogs, Sport Relief, young people and politics, as well as, the issue of school opening hours. We did discuss the more mundane also, including the furore surrounding FLAPPY BIRDS. I also had no idea how expensive horse riding and swimming lessons are.
Thanks to Amy, Aimee, Callum, Megan and Kerys for your contributions today. Oh and GET WELL SOON LUKE!
Aimee, Kerys, Megan, Luke and Callum met up today for the first time to talk about the news and what makes a news item newsworthy.
Luke... "I liked finding out about the different scope of news including regional, local, national and global news."
Callum... "I liked finding out about the target audience of news shows."
Aimee... "I liked finding out about how journalists use other journalists to find new news stories."
Kerys... "I liked looking at different news stories and how ridiculous some of them were... DOG CHASES CAT!"
Megan... "I was interested in how journalists use different sources such as social media."