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Neighbouring schools join forces

School Reporters filming
School Reporters from three schools worked together to create their TV bulletin

Three schools from Shepherd's Bush and the 21st Century Classroom in London and Salford have all teamed up for School Report News Day.

Burlington Danes School, Wood Lane High School and Phoenix High School spent the day in the 21CC Centre, the BBC's digital learning centre, working with BBC staff.

The schools had never worked together before, even though they are just down the road from one another, in the same part of London.

The pupils split into three groups, one carried out vox-pops on the streets of west London, which were then used for a report, broadcast on BBC Radio Manchester.

A second group interviewed locals on different topics for their London report, and the third team were the anchors.

They where based in the 21CC studio using "green screen" technology to create a seemingly live studio experience.

Forging relationships

School Reporters filming
They learnt how to use new cameras and sound equipment

Sarah from Phoenix High School has been presenting a feature about Simon Cowell and said that they have all had loads of fun working in the studio, using the cameras and sound equipment.

She said she had already made new friends with pupils from other schools.

BBC staff member Melanie Fryer has been working with the pupils in the studio, and said it was brilliant to see the schools working together and forging relationships.

She said "I have already talked to teachers from the three schools who are really keen to come back and work on another collaborative project in the future".


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