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Al fresco reporting in Burnley

School Reporters ventured outside
School Reporters ventured outside for interviews

Students from around the Burnley area have taken their School Reporting outdoors.

Children at the Townley Park City Learning Centre have gone on location at a conference about outdoor learning where local teachers have been finding out the benefits of taking classes in fresh air.

Young reporters have been compiling television and radio reports during the day which will be broadcast on BBC Radio Lancashire, streamed on the BBC red button and published on the school websites.

Kiran is 11 years old and she says it's been a great experience.

'It's really helped with my confidence. I've been talking to teachers about outdoor learning.'

Enriching the curriculum

The children have also been appearing on BBC Radio Lancashire's John Gilmore show throughout the afternoon.

Paul Matty, Manager of the City Learning Centre in Burnley says that this sort of exercise really enriches the curriculum.

"Having this much access to the BBC is great. It really brings it home to the children, it makes the media seem more real and relevant.

Also, as part of their build up to School Report News Day, students from St John Fisher and St Thomas More Catholic Humanities College in Colne got the chance to interview BBC News presenter Huw Edwards.


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