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BBC School's Report

BBC News School Report gives 11-16 year-old students the opportunity to research and produce their own news reports for a real audience.

The project culminates on School Report News Day - this year to be held on Thursday 10 March 2016 - where all schools taking part produce stories and publish them on their school websites. Last year, more than 1,000 schools took part, with students reporting on a wide range of issues.

For further details contact Mr Sprouting

March 2017

  • Year 9 Geography Trip

    Published 23/03/17, by Jane Banner

    Last month, about 50 year 9 students were able to go on a geography trip to London, where we visited the Natural History Museum.

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  • The girl who wanted to live

    Published 23/03/17, by Jane Banner

    A 14 year old girl died of cancer and was cryogenically frozen in the hope that one day in the future, she could be brought back and live for more days than expected.

    Cryonics is when your body is frozen and then in the future, you hope that scientists can bring you back in hundreds of years to a new day and age.

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  • Fake news – a new danger

    Published 16/03/17, by Jane Banner

    There have been many stories of fake news circulating both the paper and online news world recently. Is the story of fake news real or just a hoax itself?

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  • Do you constantly have various mood swings? Blame it on your brain shape!

    Published 16/03/17, by Jane Banner

    Various researchers at Cambridge University have conducted a study to analyse people’s brain shapes. They collected 507 brain images to look for links and various personality traits, the team worked out that the outer layer of your brain can describe your personality. The thicker and more folded your brain is can lead to you having more common mood swings, these people are described as having a neurotic brain. Compared to people who usually have “open” personalities and who are creative constantly curious, have a thinner outer layer to their brain, having a larger surface area in total.

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  • Billy Elliot

    Published 16/03/17, by Jane Banner

    Billy Elliot has recently been discontinued in the West End and South Bromsgrove has been very fortunate to be able to perform it as their school production this year.

    The film/musical is set during the coal miners’ strike in the 1980s. The Elliot family have always been miners and Billy’s father expects him to join him and his brothers when the time comes. Billy’s father has been giving him money to go to boxing lessons but he isn’t very good and he doesn’t enjoy it so he decides to use the money on dance lessons instead, without his father knowing. Billy’s dance teachers prepares him for the audition that could change his life, the audition to the dance school!

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  • Does any other alien life exist?

    Published 16/03/17, by Jane Banner

    One of the biggest questions to ever be contemplated and researched by scientists, philosophers and many who are curious as to what’s  beyond the earth…could any other life exist?

    It just so happens that a team from Harvard university seem to have found mysterious energy flashes detected in galaxies far away which may be caused by a species of super advanced aliens firing up their interstellar spacecraft. An astounding development that if it turns out true could make Star Wars and other Sci-Fi programmes a reality.

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