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Langdon sign up every student for School Report 2012

Pupils in school hall pose for group photo
The whole of Langdon School have signed up for School Report 2012

1500 students at Langdon School in East London posed with their School Report lanyards as they became the first whole school team to sign up for School Report 2012.

They will begin reporting in September and will cover events in their school and community throughout the next academic year.

Here are School Reporters Shane, 15, Ahmed, 15, Hassan, 14, Walid, 15, Yousef, 13 and Yaseen, 13, to explain more.


Today everyone in our school was part of a special event with the BBC. All the year groups gathered together in the school hall. There were a lot of people as there are 1500 students in our school!

We were all given BBC News School Report press passes to wear, like the people from the BBC have.

Nothing exciting usually happens in East Ham so it's great everyone is coming here!
Seetha and Yaseen, 13

Special guests were introduced: Paralympian and TV presenter Ade Adepitan and Radio 1 reporter Chi Chi Izundu. They told us their stories about how they got involved in sport and reporting.

Inspiration

They encouraged us to get reporting and learn about the media. Ade and Chi Chi also come from East London which is really inspiring.

Hassan had a chance to ask Ade a few questions and the Paralympian told him how he became part of Great Britain's international wheelchair basketball team.

Ade Adepitan signing autographs
Ade Adepitan spoke to the School Reporters about his career and influences

Yousaf said Ade talked about how he was inspired by his parents and legendary boxer Mohammed Ali.

A producer from the BBC then co-ordinated everyone from the stage where they were filming and taking photos.

They filmed our whole school as we are all now part of BBC News School Report. Everyone held up their passes and shouted "join our team!".

'Once in a lifetime'

On the subject of London 2012, Hassan explained that he was looking forward to the Olympics coming to East London as it is a "once in a lifetime" event.

Seetha and Yaseen added: "Nothing exciting usually happens in East Ham so it's great everyone is coming here! We have noticed lots if posters around Newham and work going onto improve the bus stops and high streets before everyone around the world comes to East London."

We are proud to be the first school to have everyone taking part in School Report 2012.

It will be good for us all to learn together. "I am looking forward to developing new skills like communication", said Adil, while Seetha added: "It is exciting to feel that I am a part of the BBC!"



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