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Ricky on the road: Week two: Cardiff

Ricky on the Road


Throughout the election I'll be taking you behind the scenes to show you how we film our reports.

I'll show you what goes on when Newsround hits the road, travelling across the UK, speaking to children about the election... I want to find out what really matters to you.

I'll be filming mini video blogs on my mobile phone and then posting them here, on the Newsround website.

I'd love to hear from you guys too! Let me know what you'd like to see in my vlogs, send me your questions … I'll try to answer some of them.


Day 3- You choose the news! - The kids decide what's on Newsround, and we're LIVE from Cardiff Bay!

Ricky and the Cardiff kids

It's Friday and today was the day we were LIVE on the main Newsround programme from Cardiff! And it was up to the children from the two schools who I'd met yesterday to pick the news stories.

The producer called Ellie called us from London at 9am sharp to tell us what were the big stories of the day, and it was up to the kids to vote on which were the most important.

Ricky and the full size NR car!

Lights, camera, ACTION!

Then we were all off to Cardiff Bay for the live show. Everyone was really up for it and all the children were great on camera!

So two weeks in, two to go until the election. Next stop Belfast! (PS check out the full-size NR car!)


Day 2 - An English-speaking school might be forced to leave its buildings - to be replaced by a Welsh-speaking school!

Ricky in class


Day 1 - Cardiff. The Newsround car has made it to Wales, anyone for a boat trip? You can start sending messages now.

Ricky on the road: Wales

So, we made it to Cardiff in Wales. The sun's out and we are filming a trailer for our special election programme.

Ricky on the road: Wales blog

We were invited into the National Assembly for Wales to do some filming in the main debating chambers.

It's where politicians in Wales discuss what should happen to places like hospitals and schools across Wales.

Tree shaped room!

Newsround car in the National Assembly for Wales

The room is supposed to look like the base of a massive tree. Inside, there are lots of computers and microphones for the different political parties.

When you look up to the ceiling you can sort of see it's a bit like a tree trunk.

I was told that the room's unique tree-like design is supposed to represent the routes of politics in Wales.

And of course wherever I go, the Newsround car comes too. I was even allowed to give it a quick spin around the National Assembly for Wales!!

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