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In the studio with Beth Tweddle

Britain's Beth Tweddle Tweddle holds a union flag after winning the gold medal in the women's individual apparatus final for the uneven bars during the World Gymnastics Championships at the NRGi Arena in Aarhus, Denmark, Friday Oct. 20, 2006.
Beth Tweddle after winning the gold medal in 2006

School Reporters at The King's School in Macclesfield interviewed professional gymnast, Olympic athlete and 2009 World Champion Beth Tweddle. Here students Rebecca S, Rheanne, Tabitha, Emily and Rebecca H reflect on the interview.

We chose to interview Beth because she is a role model for young gymnasts and she encourages people to get involved in sports and stay healthy.

It was great to know that some of the questions that Rheanne had wanted answered for years were actually going to be put to Beth Tweddle.

On the day of the interview, everyone had to be at school very early, so we could get on the minibus and go. We were supposed to get to the BBC Manchester Studios for 0900 but, there were hold-ups just a street away from the studios.

When we finally arrived, we did not know what to expect. Someone came to meet us and take us to the recording studio. As we were walking in, a man was talking to Beth Tweddle on the phone, that's when we started to get really excited!

We went into an empty studio with lots of wires, equipment and microphones. Rheanne was going to be interviewing Beth Tweddle and Rebecca was going to be doing the piece to 'microphone'.

Students from The King's School, Macclesfield in BBC Studio
School Reporters from the King's School

It felt so professional to be using the proper headphones and microphones. In the interview, we found out loads of interesting things about Beth Tweddle. She was very friendly and fascinating to talk to.

After the interview, we recorded a small piece to camera. It took a while to get everything right - we had to say it all at least three times but, eventually, we got the perfect shots.

Unfortunately, we had to leave but at least we went feeling we had done an amazing report and knowing we had amazing experience.

We are all very excited about the 2012 Olympics being held in our capital city and we hope Beth will enjoy performing in her own country.


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