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Wrexham pupils take on Crusaders

Five Rhosnesni High School pupils in Wrexham discussing BBC School Report News Day
Before the Rhosnesni High pupils in Wrexham could start on a news report, they had to decide the issue

Wrexham pupils put themselves up against the might of rugby league's Crusaders as part of the School Report News Day - and were determined to give their coach a grilling.

But how did the Rhosnesni High School students get on? They let us know just how their school report day went:

"We have really enjoyed being apart of the school report team. The day was really fun.

"We started by looking at newspapers, then split up into groups to work on our chosen stories. One group chose to do about the Crusaders, we had lots of fun learning about Wrexham's rugby league team.

"We were fortunate to have help from Brendon Williams who works at BBC Wales, with his help we even managed to get a telephone conversation with Brian Noble, the Crusaders coach. We all thought it was a great experience."

Rhosnesni High School students, Wrexham taking part in BBC School Report News Day
After debates, decisions and interviews, it's down to work

Another pupil added: "We had to find something we thought was important and do a report on it. Then we had to go and find out how the rest of our school felt about that subject.

"It was really interesting when we found out the results. I thought that it was really fun and it was a good experience."

It seemed the day was a roaring success: "Today's experience was really exciting and interesting!" wrote another student.

"As a group we looked through newspapers and chose stories to report on. We questioned some pupils about our chosen story and got some interesting results. I enjoyed working with the group today reporting for the BBC! We all had a laugh making the news for a day!!"

So debate, discussions and interviews - it had it all: "I have really enjoyed my time working on BBC School Report.

"Today we started by deciding on a topic and ended up choosing the Crusaders Super League rugby team, who have moved into Wrexham Football Club. After deciding, we did a number of interviews, including our head teacher and many others from around the school.

"We also made arrangements for an over-the-phone interview with Crusaders coach Brian Noble. He gave us a number of answers to the questions we asked. We typed our conversations up and posted it on the internet."



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