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BBC school report

On March 15 2018 we had a wonderful day writing reports, making podcasts, producing bulletins and making an appearance on the radio. All the students involved (about 30) had some ideas on what they wanted their report to be about.

There was a wide range of subjects ranging from pollution to gender equality, some students worked in groups and some worked independently. One of our biggest stories was about plastic waste in school, which even got a mention on BBC Radio Nottingham throughout the day! BBC Reporter Pip Watts interviewed students involved for the radio, and we also interviewed Mr Anderson, Miss Freeman and Miss Duncan to discuss what good ideas we can take forward to reduce, re-use and recycle plastic in school.

My own report was called ‘sleep or screen?’ It was based on the fact that we use too many screens, how the blue light affects how we sleep and the fact that a lot of screen time is at school. ‘It is recommended that children from the age of 5 -18 should spend no more than 2 hours a day on their screens.’ But nearly everyone goes above this time and it is not healthy.

All in all I think everybody enjoyed themselves Ifan quoted ‘it was quite nice, we learnt a lot about what we were researching, and it opened our eyes up to brand new things ‘this was a once in a lifetime experience and we are grateful to all the teachers and BBC staff for making this opportunity possible.

By Rosa Reade

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