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School Report 2011: Indian students focus on sports

Commonwealth Games
Students interviewed visitors to the Commonwealth Games

Students from six schools in and around the Indian capital city of Delhi have been breaking new ground for the BBC's School Report project.

The pupils, aged between 11 and 15, may be 4,000 miles from the UK hub of the big newsgathering day.

But they have been busy conducting interviews and filing reports on three different areas:

Commonwealth Games - The big sporting extravaganza which was staged by India in October 2010

Cricket World Cup - Pupils have been following the fortunes of India as they faced Australia on Thursday in the quarter-finals

Local issues - Subjects have ranged from the environment to exam stress

The schools taking part in the project, which is supported by the British Council, are: Heritage School Gurgaon, JNV Karnal, Sanskriti School Chanakyapuri, APL Schoool Pitampura, Chiranjiv Bharti Palam Vihar and Chiranjiv Bharti Gurgaon.

Pupils have been recording pieces and uploading them to a dedicated website.

Vaishali, 15, said: "It is a great thing to be part of such an innovative project."

Fellow student Ardash added: "Students have been preparing lots of interviews."

Teacher Anju said partnerships were already in place with schools in the UK.

"The children who were picked have innate reporting skills and are extremely excited to be part of this project. They are better than some of us at writing," she joked.




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