Year 9 Pupils Make the News for BBC School Report 2019

Words by Jasmine (Year 9)

Over 50 Year 9 Media students became TV journalists this term when they took part in the national BBC School Report Project.

Students who took part in the project went out covering stories all across the Duchy to practice their story research, interview skills, filming, directing, anchor and editing skills.  

Some of the stories pupils chose to cover included; an exclusive interview with Melissa Thorpe at Newquay airport on Virgin’s first Spaceport, a feature on how Bodmin Jail regeneration will make this an attraction to rival London Dungeon, Bee Climate Aware – an interview lead story with leading Cornish bee expert Mary Chase, a feature on The Hideout fund opening as a safe space for special educational needs students and an interview with Chase contestant Mr Mann on the negative social media experience he had following the show.

Speaking after the project Year 9 Director and Web Editor Jasmine said; “It was a really interesting experience, to be able to create something, meet different people and learn new skills about journalism.”

Head of Media Ms Stott said; “Miss MacDonald and I were extremely impressed with all of the pupils who took part in the project, they covered a wide range of stories this year with true professionalism. The standard of camera work, editing and reporting was excellent. Well done Y9!”