Attleborough Academy students sample the reporters’ life as part of activity day

Dick Palmer, Chief Executive of the Ten Group, and Carmina McConnell, assistant principal of Attleb

Dick Palmer, Chief Executive of the Ten Group, and Carmina McConnell, assistant principal of Attleborough Academy, with Year 7 students who took part in a BBC School News Report Day. Picture: VIA ATTLEBOROUGH ACADEMY - Credit: Archant

An Attleborough Academy Year 7 English class spent a day learning what it is like to produce news reports to tight deadlines by taking part in BBC School News Report activity day.

The students spent a day creating video, audio and text-based news reports, and publishing them on their website at aannews.wordpress.com.

They focused on items such as an Attleborough Commonwealth flag ceremony, the sacking of Norwich City boss Alex Neil, the famine in Somalia and the impact of Donald Trump's rise to international power.

Students also interviewed Dick Palmer, who is chief executive of the Ten Group of schools, which the academy is a part of.

Carmina McConnell, assistant principal, said: 'These Year 7 students have gained great confidence in devising questions, interviewing and then having the chance to evaluate their approaches when they watch the filmed end-product'.


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