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In pictures: Pupils sign for School Report

Teacher Sylvia Simmonds leads the class in the news meeting (Photo: Peter Sumpter)

Five students from Elmfield School for Deaf Children in Bristol spent a day making TV news in the lead up to School Report News Day.

Rebecca getting into the debate (Photo: Peter Sumpter)

Using British Sign Language, the students spent the day interviewing other deaf people about their lives.

Briony decides what the important information is from her interview (Photo: Peter Sumpter)

Their teacher adapted School Report lesson plans to make them more visual for the students. They used mind maps to help them plan their news topics and questions.

Jade and Sophie set up a shot (Photo: Peter Sumpter)

The pupils learnt how to use equipment including video and still cameras.

Sophie captures the moment (Photo: Peter Sumpter)

Sophie, who had never picked up a camera before taking part in School Report, found she had a natural ability for photography.

Sophie talking about the pictures she has taken (Photo: Peter Sumpter)

Sophie said: "I've leant how to take pictures, I've learnt what all the buttons mean and I understood how to compose a picture."

Rebecca, Elmfield School for Deaf Children (Photo: Peter Sumpter)

Rebecca, who enjoys graphic design, decided she wanted to create a logo for her school website to use School Report News Day on 22 March.

Jade Elmfield School for Deaf Children (Photo: Peter Sumpter)

Jade, who directed the shots, confidently positioned her friends in front of the camera.

Sophie and Ruby decide on questions while Jade and teacher Sylvia Simmonds set up the shot (Photo: Peter Sumpter)

Ruby overcame her nerves to interview her teacher.

The Fabulous Five get ready for news-making (Photo: Peter Sumpter)

The Fabulous Five - as the students call themselves - now have five reports to use in their news programme on 22 March.




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