Welwyn Hatfield students take part in BBC School Report
TWO schools in Times Territory were among more than 700 others taking part in the national BBC School Report News Day today (Thursday).
An annual project encouraging school children to find, write and submit their news stories to the BBC, this year’s event saw some 25,000 students across the country take part.
Throughout the day, their stories have been appearing on the broadcaster’s websites, television and radio programmes.
In Welwyn Hatfield, both Monk’s Walk School in WGC and Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School have been putting together their stories on life at home and further afield.
Year 8 pupils from Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School, in Woods Avenue, Hatfield, submitted a range of stories, from the state of litter at the school to the recent earthquake in Chile.
You may also want to watch:
Despite a couple of technical setbacks, the girls managed to get most of their work in on time for the national 2pm deadline.
English teacher Sarah Bennet, who organised the day, said: “The students really enjoyed it. They’re really good at working together and helping each other out.
- 1 More than 20 arrested following major Welwyn Hatfield county lines drugs operation
- 2 Closing the New QEII at night permanently still to be considered
- 3 Man sentenced to three years in prison for breaking girlfriend's jaw
- 4 COVID-19 deaths across Hertfordshire hit new milestone
- 5 Bank becomes latest to be lost from town centre
- 6 Mum-of-four loses six stone in just over a year after being unable to play with her youngest child
- 7 'Horrific' abuser who 'showed no remorse' sentenced
- 8 Apply for planning permission or move skips and machinery, company told
- 9 Former Spitfire and Hurricane engineer celebrates 100th birthday
- 10 Who is Lady Danbury in new Netflix series Bridgerton?
“We had some issues with some footage that suddenly vanished, but they all worked really heard together and managed to create something from scratch this morning in time for today.”
Meanwhile, the Welwyn Hatfield Times took a number of calls from pupils at Monk’s Walk School, in Knightsfield, WGC, as they put the finishing touches to their stories.
Organiser Lynn Bolton said: “Some of our students are hoping for a career in journalism in the future, and have been absolutely flying with it.”
The WGC students are also awaiting for confirmation on whether they have become record breakers. They took part in a Guiness World Record attempt to create the largest ever interactive weather forecast.