BBC School Report

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Welcome to Esher High School's BBC School report page. Each year, in March, a team of Year 8 and 9 students have the opportunity to become reporters, journalists, editors, cameramen etc for the day as part of the UK wide BBC School Report initiative. Last year over 1,000 schools took part in the project nationwide.

As previours years, The University of Surrey have kindly hosted the day for our students, who are as follows;

Shenille Hunte

Valentina Hepplewhite

Enuri Kudagamage

Sophie Ball

Alex Burgoyne

Adam Johnson

Rosie-Louise Cooper

Skye Burton

Jack Evans

Carys Walters

Ben Cackett

Cyra Smith

This year, the Year 8 and 9 students had been preparing for BBC School Report for the 2 weeks by conducting interviews and writing articles and completing surveys.  The running order for the day was as follows;

10.00    Tour of the Recording Studio

10.45    Editorial meeting where they discussed the morning newspapers and selected the stories that they wanted to include               in their programme. 

12.15    Finalising scripts/stories and roles (in front or behind the camera)

12.30    Lunch

13.00    Recording begins of all reports/reporters

14.20    Live stream of the final cut on You Tube

The stories ranged from national stories on Brexit to international stories about the murder of a backpacker to local stories.  They also included interviews with students and staff about Esher High School.  During the course of the day the students were able to write articles, and decide whether they wanted to be in front or behind the camera. With no time for a practice run, the students stepped into the roles of cameramen, sound and light technicians, presenters, correspondents, sport and weather reporters.

Teacher Ms Best who accompanied said "The students were absolutely fantastic, professional at all times and they thoroughly enjoyed the experience of being TV reporters for the day".

 To see the live stream of the day, please click on the following link. This will be streamed live at 2.14 pm on the day