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School Report: Huw Edwards' commentary masterclass

Commentating on major news events like the Royal Wedding is a real skill and takes a lot of planning and preparation.

BBC newsreader Huw Edwards led the BBC's coverage of William and Kate's special day in April 2011.

But apart from the first few minutes of the programme, virtually none of the broadcast was scripted. So how did Huw keep his composure and stay on top of events?

He talked to School Reporters from The Grey Coat Hospital School in London about the most important aspects of commentating on events that millions of people are watching.


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You can recap the key points from the video in the accompanying worksheet:

School Report is an annual BBC project which helps young people make their own news reports for a real audience.



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