Students Charlie and David from Thornden School in Hampshire were reporters for the day. With time ticking down to the start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games they travelled to London to report on International Paralympic Day in Trafalgar Square
David and Charlie kicked off their interviewing career by quizzing Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, one of Britain's greatest ever Paralympians. They grabbed her after she had just done a series of live radio interviews!
The young reporters quickly went from interviewers to interviewees as David and Charlie appeared as live guests on their local BBC Radio Solent's lunchtime programme. They told listeners about their experience of reporting and described the atmosphere
David had no excuse for not knowing his stuff when it came to the next interview, with his older brother Adam - a member of the Team GB goalball team - at the other end of the microphone for a grilling!
The day included a new world record for the longest rally in a game of sitting volleyball, as the crowds gathered in the centre of London. The volleyball players managed 239 consecutive passes over the net
Charlie and David also spotted television presenters Iwan Thomas and Rick Edwards having a go at sitting volleyball too although their rally didn't last quite as long as GB players!
As one of the success stories of the Beijing Paralympics, swimmer Ellie Simmonds is set to be one of the biggest draws for crowds in London. She told Charlie and David that it will be great for her friends and family to be able to watch her compete in 2012
David and Charlie were particular keen to spot Oscar Pistorius - aka Bladerunner - who will also be one of the faces of the Games, especially after his historic appearance at the Athletics World Championships in Daegu catapulted him to even greater fame
As the British Paralympic Association's chief executive, Tim Hollingsworth has a keen interest in how Team GB fare in front of a home crowd on 2012 and David and Charlie found out how he views the team's chances
Whilst hanging around the BBC's radiocar the School Reporters got some top tips from Gordon Farquhar, sport reporter for BBC radio. He told them he is looking forward to reporting the Paralympics for the first time, especially with them being in London
Demonstrations of all the 20 Paralympic sports took place in the shadow of Nelson's Column, with wheelchair basketball capturing the eye of many spectators - fast and furious!
The School Reporters found out what it was like to win a medal from Team GB shooter Matt Skelhon who won gold in the 2008 Paraympics. He said he is "starting to get very excited about London 2012 now" and hopes to win more gold medals
Sir Philip Craven, president of the International Paralympic Committee, is one of the most important people in Paralympic sport. Charlie and David found out about his aspirations for London 2012 and he told them it was his best interview of the day!
Paralympian David Weir told David and Charlie he got into doing sport through school - he began when he was eight years old. He also recommended watching wheelchair rugby and basketball as "they are entertaining and always have lots going on"
Being big basketball fans David and Charlie were keen to meet the GB wheelchair basketball players. They even got a personal demonstration from Tyler Saunders who is hoping he will compete at the Games in 2012
As well as showing off some ball skills Tyler told David and Charlie how he had proudly worn the GB vest for the first time two weeks previously. He said he felt like "we're making history here today" and can't wait until the Games begin in 2012
After some crafty hanging about, the boys managed to sneak a quick question in with Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt. He said he hoped 2012 "will be a turning point" for disability sport and that London will host "the biggest and best Paralympics ever"
The School Reporters even got their hands on some Paralympic medals when they meet Team GB equestrian rider Sophie Christiansen. She showed off her gold and silver medals from Beijing 2008 and said it was "unbelieveable" to win them
Charlie and David also caught up with Tim Reddish, chairman of the Great Britain Paralympics team and former Paralympic swimmer. He said he would be seeing all 20 sports during the 2012 Games and hopes all the athletes achieve their personal best