Last week, our year 10 BBC reporters were invited to visit an event organised by the BBC in Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. ‘School Report Goes Digital’ is part of the BBC Academy’s Digital Cities initiative, which aims to boost young people’s digital skills.

Throughout the day, our students took part in three workshops, which included filming on an iPad/tablet, analysing fake and real news and a virtual reality experience in partnership with Welsh National Opera. Our pupils created a 60-second video explaining the pressures of being a teenager in the 21st century. They had one hour to plan, film and edit their films and produced an excellent final product. Not only did our pupils have the opportunity to meet and work with producers and journalists at the BBC, but they were able to gain an insight into the multiple career paths offered in the media industry. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed their experience and are looking forward to applying the skills they developed to their news reports on News Day.

Thanks to the fantastic work of our Maesteg School report team, some of our other news reporters have been offered a unique opportunity to go live on Lynn Bowles’ programme (BBC Radio Wales) to discuss the work they have been doing on Fake News and their preparations for News Day in March. Tune in at 3.15pm on Sunday the 18th of March to hear our reporters produce their first live radio broadcast.  

March is a busy month for our news report team as the 15th of March is BBC News Day: a national event where schools around the country bring you a live news report from their area. Our report will be uploaded to our school website at 3 pm.  

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