To prepare for this day, we have had a range of after school sessions that helped us develop our skills as journalists. We have learnt what a vox pop is and how to use them professionally in our report. We also learnt how to use questions successfully, to make sure we get an extended reply. One of the most important things we have learnt about, was the different roles that are involved when creating a video-based report.
Using the skills that we have learnt in sessions, we have developed a range of skills that we can use in our lives. For example, teamwork was a major skill we relied on when creating our report. A quote from one of our reporters, Fatimah, about how teamwork has helped her:
Working in a team has helped me in everyday life as it has increased my confidence and my creativity.
Dedication was also important because if we were not dedicated to come to the sessions, we could not progress our understanding of the features of journalism. Fatimah also said that the sessions have had a huge impact on her because she has learnt lots of key points from journalism.
Hazel, UX Designer at the BBC, who has been mentoring the BBC school report team this year, thinks that:
It has been great to see how the students worked together as a team toady to create a whole news report. They should all be proud of what they have produced today, covering the royal visit.
We should all be proud of the quality of this report, as it looks very professional. It is very informative. To conclude, we, as the BBC school report team, have loved this opportunity and we would highly recommend this to many of the students in this school.
– Report By Subbu and Fatimah.