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Pupils' recession reports

The recession was high on the news agenda during School Report News Day 2009. Here are the highlights.

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Crunch questions for top politicians

School Reporters have been giving some of the UK's top politicians a grilling over the state of the economy. Teenagers from three schools put the questions to Chancellor Alistair Darling, Conservative shadow chancellor George Osborne and the Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesman Vince Cable.

Credit crunch hits more than pocket money


The credit crunch has not just been affecting teenagers' pocket money but also family holidays and even the choice between sending children to private or state school. Moniker at the Abbey School in Reading reports.

High Street
Who benefits from the recession? School Reporters from Queen Elizabeth Humanities College in Bromyard explore the effect of the credit crunch in their town centre. They found that an increase in business in the charity shop was countered by a decrease in donations.

Fun on a fiver

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Pupils from Edgbaston High School in Birmingham report on the effects of the global recession on teenagers. They look at ways to have fun on a budget.


The Derby High School in Bury has implemented a subtler way for pupils to claim free school meals. School Reporters investigate the effects.

Family-run business' resilience

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Southall's success could be down to its family-run businesses, an investigation by School Reporters at Dormers Wells High School in Middlesex found.

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