TV reporters for the day
YOUNGSTERS from Portishead became TV news reporters for the day as part of a project to engage young people in the news.
More than 20 students from Gordano School teamed up with pupils from schools across the UK, to make the news for the BBC’s School Report News Day.
Pupils were given the opportunity to decide which stories their school should report on and their work was featured on BBC news programmes throughout the day.
The Portishead students broadcast current affairs news but related them to the local area.
Zara, a year seven pupil, contacted friends living in Libya to get a first hand view of life amid the unrest, the junior reporters looked at how the budget would affect their families and they investigated the census.
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On a local level they interviewed the headteacher and the site manager about the new teaching block currently under construction at the school.
- 1 North Somerset could be placed in higher tier after national lockdown ends
- 2 North Somerset to move into tier 3 after end of nationwide lockdown
- 3 Business owner sentenced for fly-tipping in North Somerset
- 4 Impressive, four-floor detached house with sea views
- 5 Preparing for a popular traditional Christmas light display in Kenn
- 6 North Somerset nurses retire following more than 80 years of combined service to the NHS
- 7 Brand new five-bedroom family home in AONB
- 8 Primary school shuts after staff members test positive for coronavirus
- 9 Store refurbishment creates fresh job opportunities in Portishead
- 10 Bristol Airport welcomes new testing strategy for arrivals