School report makes BBC headlines

11 March 2010

The school bulletin is available on the BBC's website.

The school bulletin is available on the BBC's website.

PUPILS from Glasgow’s Trinity High School have visited GCU to film a school news report for the BBC.

During the day, the pupils worked with staff and students from the university’s journalism courses, using highly specialised facilities to produce the bulletin for the BBC News School Report website.

The project gave thousands of schoolchildren, aged 11 to 14, from across the UK, the chance to experience write, film and edit their own news stories. Claire Dean, of Caledonian Business School, helped the Glasgow youngsters put the stories together along with a number of student mentors. Trinity High's bulletin can be viewed here.

Pupil Joseph Hewitt, 13, laughed as he watched himself on TV. He said: “It’s been good fun. I especially enjoyed seeing how everything works.” Heather Barrie, 12, added: “Having a tour around the studios was really good.”

George Leitch, who teaches Modern Studies at Trinity High, said: “The pupils really enjoyed their day.

"They were impressed by the facilities at the university and amazed to see the similarity between these and the BBC studio. The project also helped them with team work, cooperative learning and new media concepts.

"They’ve learned more about how to influence opinions and decision-making skills, and have gained a valuable insight into how the media operates.”