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Co-Curricular: News Day 27 March 2014

Updated: Fri 28 Mar 2014  

On 27 March 2014, pupils from Whitgift once again took part in BBC News School Report, a scheme designed to give pupils the skills and experience to report the news that interests them.
This year was the first time the pupils produced their own news programme, and the first time they have produced a video for online use. During the day all the students took part in various activities, including interviewing and picture editing, for the live broadcast.
A huge amount was learned from the day; from the difficulty in writing clear and concise copy, to the necessity to be on their guard to ensure all stories are fair and impartial. Pupils commented how nerve-wracking it was being in front of the camera, and how much harder the process was than they realised.
This is the pupils own journalism, working to a real deadline, and broadcasting to a real audience.