On the 15th of March, 2011, three members of the BBC six o’ clock news team came to visit the BBC School News Report group at Blairgowrie High School. We all enjoyed the visit from Alison the correspondent, Craig the cameraman and Simon the producer.
As a school we participated in the BBC News School Report Survey online and they came to interview us about our answers. During the survey we answered questions about important issues that affect us as individuals, like things that scare or worry us and our personal thoughts about the future such as going to university or college. The questions also included how we get to school and how much technology we use. The survey was very user-friendly and we completed it online.
James said “There were interesting questions and it was easy to complete. It was also very good to be taking part in a nationwide survey, but I thought it needed some more colours 🙂 !” Our session started off with a discussion with Alison and Mrs Pieroni. We all had different views about the questions in the survey. Some of us used more technology than others in the group and some of us get to school by different means of transport. We discovered that different things worry different people.
Unfortunately, we had some technical problems with the camera! But it gave us time to interview the news crew and think about our story. We filmed in the Learning Resource Centre, at the lockers with our mobile phones and at the buses at the end of the day. We are all excited about being on the BBC News on the 24th of March the BBC School News Report live day.
Once we were finished we asked each other what we thought of this whole fabulous experience, Sean said “I found this experience extremely interesting; it taught me how to put my own twist on a story.”