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Doctor duo to appear in mental health event for BBC School Report

Dr Chris (left) and Dr Xand
Image caption Dr Chris (left) and Dr Xand are identical twin brothers

Operation Ouch presenters Dr Chris and Dr Xand Tulleken are taking part in a live event on young people's mental health and wellbeing for BBC School Report's 11th News Day on Thursday.

Singer and actor Jordan Stephens and entrepreneur Poppy Jamie are also in the show, hosted by Newsbeat's Tina Daheley and Newsround's Ricky Boleto.

It will share stories and reports by young people involved in School Report.

There will be a live audience of 250 people at the event.

It will include representatives of mental health charities and organisations.

The show will reveal the full results of BBC School Report surveys of students and teachers about mental health and well-being.

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Image caption Rizzle Kicks singer Jordan Stephens played a part in last year's film Rogue One: A Stars Wars Story
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Image caption Poppy started her career as a TV presenter

The London event, taking place in the Radio Theatre at New Broadcasting House, is one of a number of opportunities taking place for 11-16 year olds on 16 March.

BBC Northern Ireland will be producing a live discussion programme with an audience of 300 young people featuring reports produced and presented by students taking part in the project.

Both that and the Radio Theatre event will be streamed live on the BBC News website and on the Red Button.

School Reporters will also be taking part in workshops and broadcasting activities in BBC buildings around the UK, including a focus on digital storytelling and production with BBC North teams in Salford.

One group will be helping to run the Homepage of the BBC website while others will be producing the popular Local Live web pages which bring up-to-the minute news from all corners of England to local audiences.


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In addition, School Reporters will appear on TV and radio programmes across the BBC's local, national and digital output throughout the day.

A live page on the website will keep across all the latest School Report news as pupils at nearly 900 secondary schools around the country turn their classrooms into newsrooms and work to finish their reports by the 14:00 GMT deadline.

School Report is a BBC project which engages young people aged 11 to 16 in news and current affairs and helps them to make and share their own stories.

In its 11th year, it has worked with hundreds of thousands of young people during its history at more than half the secondary schools in the UK.

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