Media students at Dereham school become journalists for the day

Dereham Neatherd High School students who took part in the BBC School Report project.

Dereham Neatherd High School students who took part in the BBC School Report project. - Credit: Archant

Fifteen eager reporters from Dereham Neatherd High School's GCSE media studies class took part in BBC School Report.

The students took on roles of reporters, camera crew, editors and production team in order to research, film and produce their own BBC School Report.

They chose a diverse range of topics from celebrating Down Syndrome Day, examining mental health in students, exploring the impact of new building work on the infrastructure of Dereham and the use of social media.

Students filmed in Dereham town centre and interviewed members of the public.

Ellena Meachen, from year 10, said: 'I think the day has been really useful in order to utilise the skills I have learnt in Media Studies in a practical way and a safe environment. I would recommend taking part to everyone.'


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