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Meet the School Report team

Helen Shreeve, Editor and Project Leader, School Report

Helen Shreeve, Editor and Project Leader

She started School Report and recruited the team and has worked in BBC News since 1990 as a broadcast journalist and manager.

In her time at the BBC she's worked on all sorts of radio and TV programmes but she says running School Report is the best job she's ever had.

Ros Smith, Deputy Editor

Ros Smith, Deputy Editor

Previously a BBC radio producer, Ros has worked on School Report since it started and is the central contact for all the schools involved in the project.

A former physics teacher she can provide advice on anything from how to run a News Day with no equipment to organising a complicated tri-media outside broadcast.

Sarah Burbedge, Olympics Senior Journalist

Sarah Burbedge, 2012 Producer

Sarah has worked as a reporter, video journalist and producer for the BBC for the past 10 years. Before joining School Report to work on their 2012 content, Sarah worked with the 2012 production team, and prior to that, as broadcast co-ordinator for BBC South.

Whether it's organising the launch of the BBC's Big Splash campaign at the House of Commons, tracing torchbearers from the 1948 Olympics or flying Pudsey Bear into a theme park by helicopter, she's up for the challenge and can't wait to see what great fun and opportunities 2012 will bring. Sarah loves travel, seafood, camping, laughing and dogs!

Carla Pickering, Web Producer, School Report

Carla Pickering, North of England Producer

After five years running the website, Carla will now concentrate on developing the project in the north of England. Her favourite subject at school was English; she was so passionate about it, she went on to teach it, before becoming a journalist.

Georgia Hewson, Project Manager

Georgia Hewson, Project Manager

Georgia is the Project Manager for School Report looking after the finance, publicity, marketing, partners and HR. For the three months leading up to News Day, Georgia takes on the Production Management of News Day

Phil Harlow, Senior Broadcast Journalist

Phil Harlow, Senior Web Producer

The token man in the office, Phil has returned to School Report to work on the running of the website after 10 years with the BBC Sport website as a journalist and sub editor.

Despite being a Charlton fan, Phil insists he is the sporting expert of the School Report team. Also a proud new father to little Jonathan!

Alice Castle, media literacy producer

Alice Castle, Media Literacy Producer

Alice joined School Report in September 2011 from the BBC World Service where she's worked on educational programmes and projects for young people around the world - most recently in Egypt and China.

She taught English in a Junior High School (for pupils aged 12-15) in Japan for two years before she joined the BBC and learned that students there dish out their own school dinners and clean their own classrooms and school toilets!

Sonya McGilchrist, media literacy producer

Sonya McGilchrist, Media Literacy Producer

Sonya was a BBC mentor for School Report for several years before joining the team in September 2011. She has 15 years' experience in TV News, mostly working at BBC Breakfast, while she has also been a Health reporter for the BBC News website and worked for Radio 4 news programmes.

As Media Literacy producer, Sonya's role is to create and promote School Report stories around digital citizenship.

Josie Verghese, Planning producer

Josie Verghese, Planning Producer

As well as planning how best to showcase students' work during the annual News Days, Josie is also involved in the BBC's coverage of London 2012 . She will be encouraging youth reporters to reflect both sporting and cultural events between now and 2012, when the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held in the UK. Before joining School Report, Josie worked on CBBC Newsround.

Angie Pitt, Schools Producer

Angie Pitt, Schools Producer

Angie has worked at the BBC for 15 years across all areas of BBC News, and has volunteered as a School Report mentor since 2008. Her job involves liaising with hundreds of schools across the country, answering queries from teachers and making sure everyone knows what they are doing!

Katie Hile, Project Associate

Katie Hile, Project Associate

Katie has been working at the BBC for four years, since finishing her degree in Business at Nottingham University. Starting as a category manager in BBC Finance, she moved into World Newsgathering two years later and then School Report last year.

Katie's job involves recruiting BBC staff to help as mentors to schools and also working with with schools helping them share their School Reporters' skills with other generations that have little or no web skills, linking in with the BBC's First Click and Domesday projects. Katie loves afternoon tea and thinks cake is a very good thing. As you can see from her photo!

Jenny Tween, Project Associate News Outreach

Jenny Tween, Project Associate, News Outreach

As well as working on several other BBC News projects, Jenny is responsible for School Report office administration. This includes packing the pens, lanyards and press cards which are sent out to all the participating schools.

Prior to working at the BBC, Jenny had a varied career as a hotel receptionist and customer services agent in a call centre, before going back to university to complete a masters in journalism.



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