Pupils at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School have been busy preparing themselves for this year’s BBC School Report.
Next week the school will be turned into a newsroom as Year 9 pupils research, write and film the news for the day as part of the nationwide project.
They have chosen to film a story about the building of the new sports hall at the school, the framework of which can be seen from Chatburn Road. They will film staff, architects and site managers answering their questions in a bid to find out how the new building will impact their school lives when it opens this September and to find out how the dream has become a reality.
They were also fortunate to interview award-winning writer Teri Terry, who recently visited the school promoting the third book in her “Slated” trilogy and advising Key Stage 3 pupils on how to write.
The main aim of BBC News School Report is to interest young people in news of all sorts. Project teacher Christel Meredith said: “The students are really excited and it’s really important for them to see English as a subject working outside of the classroom, allowing them to apply the skills they have learned in lesson in a realistic situation.”