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On Thursday, 16th March, Hatch End High School took part in the exciting national project, BBC School Report. Years 8-11 were represented by a number of enthusiastic students who had all worked hard in preparation and training for the day. The room was set up as a professional newsroom with features such as: a green screen, autocue and full studio lighting. This really helped the students get engaged and into the journalistic mood. 

This was the first time in a number of years that Hatch End High School has done this and it was great to see it back. Samuel (Year 9) took part in the day, saying "It was not what I expected; it was better". Levi (Year 9) said: "It was great fun learning all the skills that go into editing and filming".

Media students from the Sixth Form were also there to help and were on hand to support with proof-reading, filming and editing skills. 

The students have been training specifically for this event, attending after school sessions and working through resources sent by the BBC. It was clear from the start that the group of students who had signed up to this event were extremely keen to learn the ways of the news industry. 

It was really inspiring to see students so focused and hardworking throughout the day. For many, this is potentially the industry they plan to follow a career in, and after today it definitely will be for some. The experience was therefore really beneficial for them to get an insight into the type of work they would be expected to do. Even for those who have alternative future plans, it was still an enjoyable day for everyone and having such a demanding task to complete within only a short time period taught them essential skills like time-management and effective planning. 

A massive thank you to Miss Brown, Mr Firth and Mr Pearn for organising such a fun-filled and interesting opportunity for the students!