What is BBC News School Report?
- Set up in 2007, the project gives 11-16 year-old students in the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience.
- Brentside High School was among the first few schools to take part in 2007; Brentside has taken part in every single Practice Day and News Day ever since.
- Schools make reports for their own website which the BBC links to from an interactive map
- The BBC works in partnership with schools to bring young people's voices to its mainstream news output
- While reporting takes place all through the school year, the annual News Day in March provides a focus and a deadline for all schools taking part
Using lesson plans and materials from provided by the BBC School Report website, and with support from BBC staff and partners, teachers help students develop their journalistic skills to become School Reporters.
In March, schools take part in an annual News Day, simultaneously creating video, audio and text-based news reports, and publishing them on the school website, to which the BBC aims is linked.
Last year more than 1,000 schools across the UK took part on School Report, on the biggest ever School Report News Day.
School report's 10th News Day will be held on 10 March 2016.