BBC School Report
On 27 March 2014, eleven Invicta Students from Years 7 and 8 took part in the BBC School Report Live Day which was led by Mr Bruce, Mrs Bonner and Mrs Martin. The students met every week as part of the club in preparation for the Live Day and learnt about various aspects of reporting the news, including writing a report, recording interviews, and film editing. They discussed and planned reports that were making the headlines in advance to give them an idea of the topics they could report on the Live Day itself.
On Live Day morning, after their business breakfast, there was a short meeting over the days newspapers to decide on which reports to run. Decisions were made as to who wanted to fulfil certain roles for the day such as ‘timekeeper’ and ‘editor’. One group went Maidstone County Hall to film an interview with local Councillor David Brazier regarding the cuts to the Kent Freedom Pass, whilst others remained at school to report on Invicta’s new Izatt building. It was a busy day, with the added pressure of meeting the 2.00pm deadline as any news reporter would have, by which point every group had to get their scripts written, interviews completed and footage cropped and edited. The final product has been uploaded to the Invicta Grammar School Website and linked to the BBC web site for the world to see.
The students experienced a fun and active day which gave them an insight into the daily process behind reporting the news, and the final report is definitely something for the student’s to be proud of.