For many schools, Thursday, 24 March 2011 will be 'School Report News Day'.
Essex pupils will make their own news bulletins, web features and radio items in which they will report on issues that affect them.
The newly formed journalists will manage everything from the story telling to filming, with the guidance of their teachers.
The BBC aim to feature as many young journalist's work as possible via the School Report website.
Essex schools involved in BBC News School Report 2011
Alec Hunter Humanities College
Beauchamps High School
Colne Community School
Clacton County High School
Manningtree High School
Moulsham High School and Humanities College
Notley High School
Ormiston Park Academy
Tendring Technology School
The Billericay School
Westcliff High School for Boys
West Hatch High School