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BBC School Report


BBC School Report 2015

On Thursday 27th March 2015 around 30,000 students from more than 1,000 schools took part in the eighth annual BBC News School Report News Day.  Harris Academy Morden selected twenty students, five from each faculty, to undergo intensive news report training in order to create, produce and edit their own news report in contribution to the day.

The annual BBC News Schools Report Day is a national event that requires students to film and edit their own news bulletins. The news bulletins are required to be no longer than five minutes long and can include both national and local stories that are decided by the students. The students then script, present, film and edit their contributions. 

Tensions were high as students gathered in the morning over a breakfast briefing to consider which stories to cover and if they would be able to meet the tight deadline of 2pm.  Stories ranged from a local man’s lottery win to the crisis in Syria. Each and every student involved maintained the professional and core values of the BBC throughout the day.

Most importantly, our students were able to directly experience the realities of working in the news.  It was quickly apparent that team work was of paramount importance and the students were incredibly successful at producing professional and engaging reports.

Before a judging panel of Ms Wilson, Mr Giles and Mr Mallin, all four faculty teams presented their final edits. After some tough deliberation, it was decided that the Green Faculty had produced the most professional and relevant news report and were crowned winners.