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BBC School Report

The next News Day will be held on 27 March 2014. For more information visit -
Until then please read how Four Dwellings Academy took part in BBC School Report 2013 below!
Pupils from Four Dwellings Academy made the news for real on 21st March 2013 when they took part in BBC News School Report.

BBC News School Report gives 11-16 year-old students in the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience.

Using lesson plans and materials from this 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 a school website, to which the BBC aims to link.

School Reporters produced a stunning array of content on March 21 2013, with more than 1,000 schools across the UK making the news on the biggest ever School Report News Day.

BBC News presenter and former teacher Huw Edwards is working on School Report.

He said: "Over the years I've run many journalism workshops in schools. So I've seen how much fun it can be and how much can be learnt when there are real deadlines, real audiences and real standards to meet. I'm involved because I want to give young people the chance to make the news themselves, and I want to share the principles of good journalism."

The next News Day will be held on 27 March 2014. For more information visit -

Watch the Four Dwellings Academy news report below - featuring stories about literacy, chickens, the Rolling Stones and debate skills!

BBC School Report