The School Report team arrived at Birmingham's LG Arena on Sunday afternoon ready for the opportunity to interview some of the biggest sport stars in the world
Backstage in the production office, the crew had worked out their running order for the live show which was watched by nearly 13,000 people inside the arena and millions more on television
The rehearsals were in full swing as the presenters - Gary Lineker, Sue Barker and Jake Humphrey - and the production crew did their best to ensure the night went without a hitch
School Reporters Omari and Sukhpeet managed to grab David Beckham, there to receive the lifetime achievement award, for an exclusive interview. Not surprisingly, they said this was one of their highlights of the day
Beckham told School Report he was deeply honoured to receive the award. "As a young boy, to think I would win something like this was a dream," said the 35-year-old former England captain
Champion jockey Tony McCoy ended the evening as the 2010 Sports Personality of the Year but he started it by talking to the School Report team, telling them that finally winning the Grand National was the best moment of his career
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs, who won the Sports Personality of the Year award in 2009, said he was confident his team-mate Wayne Rooney would soon discover his best goalscoring form after a disappointing season so far
Former England star Freddie Flintoff told School Report about how he got started in his cricket career, and his ambitions for the future after persistent injury problems forced him to retire earlier this year
Joe Calzaghe won the Sports Personality trophy in 2008 at the end of an undefeated boxing career, and he told School Report he was now keen to enjoy the same sort of success as an actor
Former Olympic 100m champion Linford Christie joked with School Reporter Omari about his time in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here, and said he was not keen on eating any more bugs!
Diving superstar Tom Daley, who was named Young Sports Personality of the Year for an unprecedented third time, named his dad Rob as his number one role model
Former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson said his most pressing ambition now was to get his current club Leicester City into the Premier League
Fresh from appearing in Saturday's Strictly Come Dancing show, Peter Shilton - England's most-capped player of all time, said he had loved every minute of being on the show, "especially the make-up!"
Colin Montgomerie collected the coach of the year and the team of the year trophies after leading Europe to Ryder Cup victory. The Scotsman said it was important to "always strive for more"
Fifteen-time darts world champion Phil Taylor came second in the public vote. He told School Report that his new ambition was a 16th world title. "And when I've got that, I'll want a 17th!" he added
The School Reporters also secured an interview with world light welterweight champion Amir Khan after the show, with the 24-year-old talking about how he got started in the sport
Omari and Sukhpeet were able to get on stage at the end of the evening, standing in front of the same lecturn where Gary Lineker and co had presented the awards from