Monday, 20 November 2017

Classroom becomes newsroom

PUPILS at Piggott School in Wargrave set up a newsroom last week as part of the BBC’s annual News Day.

PUPILS at Piggott School in Wargrave set up a newsroom last week as part of the BBC’s annual News Day.

Eight reporters from year eight covered stories that interested them.

More than 33,000 pupils from around the UK took part on the day, which is designed to help 11- to 14-year-olds understand the process of news-making. They all worked to the same 2pm deadline.

This is the seventh year that the Piggott School has participated in the event.

The students, who are being taught English this term by Kirsten Edmondson and Charlotte Urban, reported on Red Nose Day, the new primary school in Charvil and the visit of Olympic rower Debbie Flood.

Jane Kennedy, 13, interviewed three students who took part in the Green Park Challenge, a 2.8km run.

She said: “It is really exciting taking part and definitely a great experience.

“Anyone who has a chance to be a reporter should take up the opportunity.”

Miss Urban said: “The students used a mixture of video, audio podcasts and print journalism and did really well.”

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