Students from Whalley Range 11-18 High School made the news for real on Thursday 16 March 2017 as part of the BBC News School Report Day.
Schools from around the country take part in the BBC News School Report Day, which has been running since 2006. In March, schools take part by creating their very own video, audio, and/or text-based news reports, which are published on school websites and linked to from the BBC.
Our news team have been researching and planning their news report over the last few weeks. They decided to base this years report on ‘Gender Equality’. We hope you enjoy their video news report.
Anya, Mahira, Anisah, Safa, Zarifah, Hafsa, Sarah, Zainab
As a reward for their hard work, the school reporters got the chance to spend a day at Media City, participating in interactive workshops with 5Live and BBC interactive. CBBC presenter Katie Thistleton hosted the day and spoke to students about her career in journalism and the media.
Mr Corney, Media and Communications and Teacher of Computing, said:
Congratulations to the students on all of their hard work and maybe, we could see them working at the BBC in the future.
A separate group of students and staff also contributed to a special edition of World at One on BBC Radio 4, looking at the topic of Student Wellbeing and Mental Health. You can listen to this on the BBC website. (Skip to 32:10 for our piece)