On Thursday 16th March 2017, budding journalists from Trentham High School took part in the BBC School Report. This renowned national event gives eleven to sixteen year olds in the UK the opportunity to make their own news report on relevant topics, and equips them with journalistic skills to tell stories that are important to them.

The selected students, Tom, Ethan, Ruby, Lauren and Megan, have spent the past two weeks planning and creating a report in the style of BBC News on ‘How media is accessed by today’s society’. On the day, the students will be filmed their report on media and interviewed the Head Teacher, Dr. R. Blencowe, and other members of staff as well as speaking to members of the general public when they go out on location at the Trentham Estate throughout the course of the day.

The students also worked closely with English teacher Miss Antinoro and Apple Distinguished Educator Mr Bunyan who will be helping to film and produce the report using the school’s green screen technology. Miss Antinoro explains, “I’m so proud of this team – they’ve put a massive amount of time and energy into the project and we’re looking forward to seeing the results.” The five Trentham High School students will also be interviewed by BBC Radio Stoke, in order to gain experience in this field.

BBC Radio Stoke also did a feature on the school report and interviewed our media team out in the field at Trentham Gardens. You can listen to the radio clip here: