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BBC School Report

Nine of our year 8 students became reporters for the day on Thursday 16 March. They were supported by Melissa Darragh who is doing a BBC apprenticeship. In groups of three, they interviewed other students and teachers on the theme of mental health in young people, making both a filmed and a written report. They worked tirelessly and this was the first year in which all reports were completed and uploaded by the mid-day deadline. Map of participating schools 2016-17 - BBC School Report (click on Cotham School).

As well as meeting this deadline, Shauna Mighty, Kaya Campbell and Balqiisa Ali all paid a visit to BBC Centre on Whiteladies Road that same morning. They met BBC presenter, Chris Kelly and witnessed how news feed are dealt with on the local live site. It was a fantastic opportunity for our budding reporters and one which they very much enjoyed.