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BBC School Report

Reporting for Duty

A group of young people at Aylsham High School have pooled their investigative and technical know-how to create the first news team at the school in more than a decade.  AHS News Team aims to launch its first printed newspaper later this term but is opening its newsroom next month by airing their first ever video news report as part of BBC News School Report. 

BBC News School Report is a nationwide initiative that gives 11-16 year olds across the UK the chance to share their views and create their own stories about subjects that matter to them – their lives and their communities. AHS News Team is a group of young researchers, writers, photographers, producers, camera operators, editors, reporters and presenters who have come together to produce a series of reports, features and opinion pieces about issues they face as young people in the twenty-first century. The first report will be launched on the school website and shared via BBC social media feeds on Thursday 15th March. 

The Aylsham High School newspapers will be published termly. It is being written and produced by students and will include a full range of in-depth features, comment articles, news bulletins, listings and even original cartoons. The brain child of 15 year old student, Maya, the newspaper will give students from all year groups the opportunity to read about and share news about what matters to them. 

Although the young people will research, edit and publish their work themselves using a combination of smart phone technology and good old fashioned writing skills, they have received mentoring and support from broadcaster, Nick Conrad from BBC Norfolk, Lee Todd and Gay Webster from Just Regional magazines and staff at the High School.

Please see our news report below;

For further information about BBC News School Report, please visit www.bbc.co.uk/schoolreport

To see what AHS News Team are up to please follow @AHSNewsTeam1 on Twitter.