BBC School Report is the project managed by the BBC School Report Team which gives 11–16 year old students opportunities to make their own news reports for real life audiences.
In addition to the main BBC School Report Day in March each year, there are BBC School Report Practice Days throughout the year to help students gain hands-on experience before their BIG reporting day in March.
The School Report Newsday is in March and our pupils are constantly looking for new stories to cover, so if you know of anything that you think we should be reporting on please get in touch.
The academic year 2016-2017 will be the 10th year that Whitley Academy's student reporters get involved in the BBC School Report project.
They will be making the news for real on Thursday 16th March 2017. We aim to publish the news by 1600 GMT on the News Day, so please save this page as a favourite and return to it later.
The most recent Student Reporters’ work can be found on the right hand side of this page.
The archive of previous BBC School Report work can be seen by following the "Whitley Academy's Reporters' Journey" link below.
To find out more about the project please visit the BBC School Report website:
Whitley Academy's Reporter's Journey
BBC School Report – The Big Day 16/03/2017
The student reporters have worked very hard for their proud reports below:
Watch our video
Read our blog
BBC School Report 2016-2017
Our first BBC School Report practice day
15th December 2016
Blog (The interview with Joe Godwin – Director of BBC Academy and BBC Midlands (download)
Video Clip (view)
Trip to Houses of Parliament and Madame Tussauds (20th May 2016).
Watch our report...
BBC SCHOOL REPORT – THE BIG DAY (10.3.16)
It's the 10th Birthday of the BBC School Reporters initiative.
At Whitley Academy, the Student Reporters have been working very hard on their reports. This year, they have investigated Internet Safety, the American Presidential Election, and Great Britain's European Union membership.
The BIG MISSION - Watch our Report
The Blog - Read our blog.
BBC School Report Practice Day- 9th February 2016
Please have a look at the Year 7s' brilliant diary
BBC School Report Practise Day - December 9th 2015.
Another fantastic opportunity for our reporters to put their journalistic skills to the test.
Our students talk about learning media techniques and trips they've been on. Read more.
BBC School Report Practise Day - November, 2015
Click here to read how our students got on.
Trip to London Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London
Photostory (link to Youtube https://youtu.be/3hgmTrjTIY8 )
BBC SCHOOL REPORT –The BIG DAY 19/3/2015
This year the student reporters focussed on very interesting topics, including how schools tackle social cohesion, self-harm, homelessness, and promoting Comic relief 2015.
These are their very proud reports:
Article Click here.