The BBC Young Reporter Competition gives young people a unique chance to tell their story on TV, radio, online or on social media with the help of BBC journalists, producers and programme makers.
This year, there were two categories - 'My Life' and 'Our World' - and two age groups for each of these, 11-15 or 16-18. The judges were looking for powerful personal stories related to subjects not usually broadcast on the BBC - stories told for young people by young people.
Last year, the English department piloted the BBC Young Reporters’ Club with a small group of Year 9 DABS and DAGS students this year. In this club, the Young Reporters learned a range of skills such as identifying fake news, planning and producing news broadcasts, and filming and editing footage. The group also got to meet with a sport’s writer from the Chronicle newspaper and showed genuine enthusiasm when asking him about his career in the media.
This year, we opened up the project to the whole year group, and students worked on issues which are really important to them. They produced a treatment for their short film, scripted, storyboarded, filmed and edited their footage into highly professional looking broadcasts.
Here's some of the fantastic work the students have produced:
What Is Social Media Really Doing To Our Society?
When You're Nearing The End
Exams - Necessary Or Harmful?
Plastic In Our Oceans
Our World - Police
Power To The People
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