BBC News School Report Trip - Birmingham
During the Autumn term a small group of year 8,9,10 pupils went on a trip to the BBC Mailbox in Birmingham.We started the day early as we set off at 7:30am and then around two hours later we were at the mailbox. Firstly we were introduced to a workshop with people with Creative Skillset we learnt about the difference between real and fake news and we had to identify which was which. We also had a Careers’ workshop where we had to fill a form in about our character and personality traits and what jobs would suit us in the future in the tech and media industry. Later in the day we managed to film our very own news broadcast and use the latest software and editing tools to help us. It was a really enjoyable trip! Henry Osei-Peprah (95)
“I loved the experience of visting the BBC Studios in Birmingham. The activity that I enjoyed the most was the BBC Blue Room, where we got to experience Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and creating our own 360 Degree videos! I had a really good time there! Mahin Uddin (94)
“We are very grateful as a school for the support the BBC has given us in our BBC News School Report programme over the last few years. We’ve been fortunate enough to visit the BBC Studios both in London and Birmingham, allowing the pupils to explore the world of journalism and the media industry. As we are anticipating huge growth in technology and media jobs in the future, it’s essential that pupils are given access and opportunities like this to explore the exciting opportunities available for them in the future. We would like to thank the BBC for such a hugely inspiring opportunity”.