British Council BBC News School Report
Welcome to the British Council BBC News School Report website
What is the project all about?
The British Council and BBC News School Report are working together to give students in the UK and around the world an exciting opportunity to make and broadcast their own news stories with their Connecting Classrooms partners.
Students aged between 11 and 16 in participating schools will work together to set their news agenda and publish the stories that are important to them in their own words.
Schools around the world will join their UK partners and hundreds of other UK schools to participate in the BBC School Report News Day on 15 March 2012, working to a strict deadline to publish their news stories.
The project aims to engage young people with news and international current affairs, hear young people’s voices and stories, and encourage young people to think about the ethics of news-making.
Please note that outside the UK, only schools selected by the British Council can participate in the project in 2011-12.
Any interested UK school can register directly with the BBC team to get involved.
What is BBC School Report News Day?
The News Day on 15 March 2012 is a chance for all School Reporters to produce the news on the same day – coming together with the BBC to form a single reporting team working to a single deadline.
Thousands of students will be involved, telling the world what the 2012 Olympics mean to them and about other issues about which they are passionate.
To get an idea of what happens on News Day, check out the coverage of the 2011 News Day on the BBC website.
What is on this website?
These pages explain how the project works and feature reports from participating schools and students as well as links to many more news stories on individual school websites. There is also a forum for teachers to share tips and ideas.
You will be able to click on the news bar at the top of the page or visit the reports page to read some of the fantastic stories produced by students.