18 Jun A Morning at the BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Building
Written by Eve and Lola – student reporters
Wednesday 13th June was a bright, sunny morning, and along with our amazing teacher, Mrs Nguyen, we headed off to the BBC Coventry and Warwickshire building for an appearance on the local radio!
We got the offer for the live radio interview only the day before, and we were buzzing with excitement. On arriving, we were greeted with the smiling faces of the BBC staff, and lead to a lounge area inside the main building where we would be chilling out before the live interview. The sofa-type chairs had a huge back and a tiny seat!
After relaxing (well, trying to) we were ready to go into the red room and record. The nerves that we all had before disappeared now and instead we were bundles of joy and enthusiasm!
Before you could say, ‘BBC’, we were on air and sitting in front of the microphones. The nerves were back again, but after our first questions we all grew in confidence thanks to the bubbly personality of the Breakfast Show host, Trish Adudu. We were asked about our skill sets in identifying ‘fake news’ and how the BBC School Report ‘I-reporter’ game helped us recognise fake news when it was broadcast. After around 10 minutes of being on air, we tip-toed out of the room and waved goodbye to Trish.
Next, we were given a quick but amazing tour of the whole building. After finding out the secrets of the radio station, we re-entered the studio to get a few pictures with Trish, so we could treasure this memory for a long time. Then we merrily bounced back to our transport and made the journey back to school.
A smile spread like butter all over our faces as we recalled this momentous experience.
“When you know better you do better.” – Maya Angelo