Pupils from Ditcham made the news ‘for real’ on Thursday 10th March 2016 as they took part once again in the BBC Schools News Report. Our aim was to publish the news on line by 1600 GMT on the News Day and thankfully, we met the deadline!
The team worked effectively and tirelessly. All staff involved were extremely impressed by their cohesive, mature attitude. If you watch the programme on the Ditcham website, I’m sure that you will be as impressed as we are! Mention must be given to the ‘behind the scenes’ experts, Edwin and Will who were respectively in charge of the camera and the editing. They worked like professionals, calmly removing all stress from a potentially anxiety-ridden schedule.
Past successes have included our pupils being addressed by the producer of ITV Breakfast News; appearing live presenting the BBC weather report and being used by the BBC to promote the Schools News initiative to teachers in the south of England.
During two weeks after this event, Form 2 were out and about finding local news stories. It was easy to spot them at work as they will proudly wore their BBC lanyards.
This success will be supported by our own prestigious BAFTA award ceremony later on in the year when individuals are recognised for their journalistic skills in script-writing, reporting, interviewing, filming and editing.