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Last Updated: Monday, 26 March 2007, 11:07 GMT 12:07 UK
Schools report diaries
SCHOOLS REPORT
Bradford United

Newsnight is following two schools in Bradford, geographically close, but very separate.

Children from both schools are making short films for the programme over the course of the year.

Details of the project can be found here.

The presenters of the first two films have written short diaries about their experiences.

SABRINA - Laisterdyke Business and Enterprise College

Sabrina
Hi, I'm Sabrina and I want to be an actress when I'm older. So, it was awesome being involved with the film. I had no idea making a film was that complicated and that so many people would be needed. We came up with the idea for our news story by talking together one afternoon. Sabah suggested the idea of a drugs and bullying being like the 'chicken and the egg'.

I couldn't believe it when I found out I was going to be the main presenter. I practiced my lines in front of the mirror, but it's much harder when you are looking into a camera and there are other people moving around. Visiting the BBC in Leeds to see the film being edited was wicked. I don't know how Harry and Christa manage to do everything with people talking in their earpieces. At home it looks so simple, but there are loads of people involved.

It's going to be great fun working with the BBC over the next year. I know Sabah and Fareed are dying to have a go at presenting and I think we're going to get other students involved in the next new piece we produce. I can't wait.

DANNY - Hanson School

Danny
Hey, I'm Danny and I have always wanted to be an actor since I was in year 6 when I did my first ever performance - 'Little Red Riding Wolf'. So when they asked me to be the face of Hanson I was in total shock and excited.

We were told it was going last for 3 minutes, which to me was a very short space of time to get everything in because there's so much to talk about Hanson. We had our first meeting with Anna including the members of staff involved and decided to do our film on stereotyping. A few days later they told me that I was going to be the main presenter for Hanson =-). They then said that we will be filming outside my house to begin with at 7:30!! So I had to get everyone up before filming. On the day they came really, really early - 7:00 and none of us were ready but luckily we were up.

When we got to Hanson the winds were like gale force and I was so cold that I had to use Anna's coat. Presenting throughout the day was awesome and the team made me feel like I was part of the BBC. The chavs and the alternatives were the best and nerve racking bit for all of us. The most scariest part was the interview with Mrs Horsley, the Head.

We went to the BBC in Leeds to see our hard work edited and we were all embarrassed. When we arrived the building it was like looking to the future. Everyone some how knew my name and treated me as I was one of them which made me feel proud. That's why the crew like working at the BBC because there's so much to do.

I think this project is going to be awesome and this project will allow us to express ourselves during the course. Everyone is dying to get themselves into the presenting position. Can't wait for the next instalment.




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