Student journalists take over the BBC for School News Day 2014

24 March 2014

Image of students taking part in News Day 2014

Our friends at BBC School Report are hosting their annual News Day, where the BBC is taken over by aspiring student journalists! News Day sees over 2,000 participating schools able to bring journalism into the classroom; alongside special events and workshops held between schools and the BBC with students working to produce their own news to deadline with the chance to broadcast it to the nation.

This fantastic event is the most visible organised over the course of a busy year working in hundreds of schools across the UK. You can follow News today on the BBC website.

Speakers for Schools and BBC School Report have worked together this academic year to see that BBC School Report student journalists get a chance to meet some of our top BBC Speakers and get top tips from journalists like Rory Cellan-Jones, George Alagiah and Robert Peston. This also included an opportunity for students to be mentored by graduates of the BBC Journalism Trainee Academy — helping them formulate how they would ‘cover’ their S4S talk with one of our top BBC speakers.

You can see some of the student coverage of Speakers for Schools talks on the BBC website.

Students taking part in News Day 2014