9 April 2018
BBC School Report is a BBC News and BBC Academy project which inspires 11 – 18 year-old students to research, produce and broadcast stories which matter to them. Year 8 students describe the busy day they had:
‘On Thursday 25 March, nine students and our English teacher headed to the Atrium Meeting Room for a day of editing our BBC School Reports and talking on the radio!
We created an article about music and how this can affect dementia patients. Surprisingly, during our report we saw just how much it can benefit the condition. Music is clearly a much more powerful antidote than drugs. Other groups were looking at how plastic affects the environment and how the school can change that, and how killer Asian hornets are killing our bees, therefore threatening life for many species, including us.
It was especially incredible when we found out that Paul Jenner from BBC Radio Oxford was interested in broadcasting all of our reports. The best part of the day was when Paul put us live onto the radio. We were questioned about our reports and how we found the overall experience. It was scary because everything we said was heard by thousands of people, but it was also exhilarating as it was something we had never experienced before. He brought all of his equipment with him which included a big microphone, lanyards and the satellite truck!
We will always treasure this experience as it was so enriching as well as fun.’