School Report Day 2010
By Nicola Hazell
Horsforth School is gearing up to bring all the big stories on the day
We've got ready for the big day on Thursday, 11 March with a practice run. The students worked in small groups to produce various 'on the day' news items.
Year 9 were out and about, with help from Year 12 Media students, filming interviews with staff and gathering opinions on various topical subjects; from why Pluto is changing colours to how the school community is helping raise funds for the victims of the Haiti earthquake.
The pressure was on to form ideas, film and edit news items by the deadline but everyone rose to the challenge and produced a selection of excellent moving images.
On the day
On School Report Day we are transforming the school hall into a newsroom.
We will have 31 students working on producing items for moving image products and 31 kids producing print stories.
In preparation the students are studying the news closely, looking for leads and hoping to produce some exciting 'on the day' stories.
We are also at the moment researching background to the medical development of an artificial Pancreas. Students are looking at what this may mean to diabetics and asking the school's diabetic students what they think about it.
We are also going to be part of the attempt to produce the world's biggest interactive weather report. This will hopefully secure us a place in the Guinness Book of Records.
Two students to make a reading from our in school weather station (this will be witnessed by an independent witness). The reading will be faxed to the BBC Weather Centre and they will collate readings from 250 schools.