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Last Updated: Thursday March 13 2008 15:14 GMT

Sonali reports on School Report

The Prime Minister Gordon Brown meets and is interviewed by pupils

Children all over the country are finding out what it's like to be a journalist, as they are taking part in BBC News School Report's News Day.

Sonali's taking part too and here she tells us all about the event, and what she thinks of it.


It's a big day for thousands of school kids across the country today - that's because it's School Report Day.

Sonali in the School Report studio
Sonali in the studio
Over the past few months, loads of 11 to 14 year olds have been learning all about news - where to find it, how to put it together and how to present it.

Today, these School Reporters will be making the news for real.

Exciting!

More than 280 schools are creating news reports and publishing them on their school websites. And they're all working towards a 2pm deadline - when they'll go live with their news.

A School Reporter at Oldham City Learning Centre checks the sound level
It's going to be a tough but exciting day!

I've got a pretty full on day too - I'm presenting School Report radio live on the internet for seven hours straight.

Impressed

We're talking to schools all day, checking out how everyone's coping with the pressure and finding out what stories they've chosen.

I've been really impressed by how calm everyone is - we haven't spoken to anyone that didn't meet the deadline.

It's been really interesting hearing what stories people have picked and who people have been to interview. Some kids got to interview the Prime Minister Gordon Brown, while others got to meet The Hoosiers.

Kissing!

The school reporters have been asking some amazing questions too!
Pupils from Mayfield School listen to Radio 5 Live newsreader Jason reading his script.

My favourite one so far has been when the kids from George Green School in East London asked David Cameron (Conservative party leader) who the first person he ever kissed was!

Newsround's Adam is also involved - he's presenting School Report's TV station.

More than 10,000 secondary school kids have been involved in the project.

I hope everyone's enjoyed being a journalist for the day!



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