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Summary

  1. More than 1,000 schools took part in the ninth annual School Report News Day
  2. School Reporters had to finish their stories by a 14:00 GMT deadline - and get them online by 16:00

Live Reporting

By Alex Morrison, Lauren Turner, Emma Atkinson, Judith Burns, Julian Shea, Andy Fraser and 30,000 School Reporters

All times stated are UK

Well, that's it. Thanks for reading - and even bigger thanks to all the School Reporters and teachers who took part in this ninth year of BBC School Report.

It's been the best yet, with some truly incredible journalism. We can't wait to see what you come up with in 2016!

Another way to see anything you've missed from School Report: the BBC News Channel will be showing a catch-up programme at 10:30 GMT on Saturday, repeated at 14:30 on Sunday and - for you night owls - 01:30 on Monday.

The Mountbatten School in Hampshire pulled out all the stops for News Day, even getting the iron out to make sure their set was pristine.

Eight schools
BBC SCHOOL REPORT

If you want more pictures of News Day, we have photo galleries

here,
here and
here.

County High School, Cheshire
BBC School Report

Students from County High School in Cheshire had their flipcharts at the ready for News Day to help them hone their news agenda.

The School Reporters at St George's Catholic College in Southampton had a busy News Day reporting on the following subjects: World Book Day, the legacy of World Cup cricket, Titanic II, the solar eclipse, should religion and politics mix, and how does the Budget affect young people?

Pupils at The Grey Coat Hospital School in Westminster have been asking male and female teachers and students what feminism means to them, as well as looking ahead to World Happiness Day. Mentor Liz also tells us about a creative way to tell the story of the Budget - animation!

The Billericay School's reporters recorded their pieces to camera and wrote their web reports on the stress of GCSEs, a biometric video game developed by Year 9 students and an external company (with a phone interview from the CEO), a water conservation project, a drama production and a look into sixth-form life.

Head teacher being interviewed
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Mrs Hammond, the school's head teacher at The The Billericay School is retiring after 18 years in charge of the school , so School Reporters Francesca and Alena interviewed her. Good work guys!

Shout out to the School Reporters at Tolworth Girls who were working with 30 seconds remaining to the deadline!

Meanwhile the team at The Beaconsfield School were "really giving it their all" today, according to BBC mentor Abigail. Amongst the many stories they were working on were "The Secret Lives of Teachers" and a photo gallery documenting how technology is changing the lives of children.

The students at All Saints' Catholic Academy in Mansfield have loved completing their first ever official News Day and can't wait until next year, the school says.

@SparkyTeaching tweets: "In a world where footballers get a bad press,

this is great #BBCSchoolReport @kdkilbane77."

Hackney New School
BBC SCHOOL REPORT

Hackney New School's Journalism Enrichment Group of 16 students from Years 7 and 8 took on some challenging subjects.

These included internet safety, women's rights, dog safety, bullying, the war on drugs, body image, and the effects of overuse of video gaming.

They used Flip cameras to record their reports and the presenters of the overall bulletin were Unica and Clem.

School Reporters at Challney High School for Girls in Luton covered the recent success of Luton Town's young footballers, interviewing coach Matthew Collett.

There was also a visit to the BBC studios in Luton, where Anjali, Zerein and Aiman took part in a debate on BBC Asian Network.

Ferndown Middle School
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The serene confines of the school library are often the perfect base for News Day, as these pupils from Ferndown Middle School in Dorset demonstrated.

If you missed any of BBC School Report today - and given all the great reports you probably did - the BBC News Channel is now showing some of the highlights...

School Reporters at Bishop Luffa School in West Sussex spent the day reporting on the school's annual charity week. They interviewed sixth-form organisers and the chairmen of three charities.

You can see their work here.

@ParalympicsGB tweets: "We're loving #BBCSchoolReport"

Mayville High School in Hampshire had 41 students taking part in News Day. They wrote about subjects including domestic abuse, energy companies and - we're told - North Korean haircuts.

Jim Al Khalili's School Report day selfie from Esher High School
Twitter

Science writer and broadcaster Professor Jim Al-Khalili tweets: "Selfie with some great year 8s from Esher High School for #BBCSchoolReport."

The Laurels School
BBC School Report

There were plenty of smiles at The Laurels School in London on News Day.

Pupils at Woodfarm High School near Glasgow have been putting their questions to politicians including Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, and the leader of East Renfrewshire Council, Councillor Jim Fletcher.

And they even threw in a bit of entertainment, with an interview and performance from a fellow pupil who reached the judge's house's stage of last year's X Factor.

Patrick
BBC SCHOOL REPORT

Patrick, a pupil at Calthorpe Park School in Hampshire, recorded a special eclipse guide as part of BBC South Today's weather forecast. He did a brilliant job!

Students from Corelli College
BBC School Report

The students of Corelli College in London had a jam-packed agenda when they visited New Broadcasting House today.

Pupils Leanne, Rayyan, Nadir, Yoan, Kashifat and Chris even had a go at reading the news after receiving some top tips from BBC Radio 4 newsreader Neil Sleat. You can read all about it in their own words in

this report.

Reepham High School
BBC School Report

Here are the Year 7 School Reporters and staff from Reepham High School in Norfolk. Great teamwork!

Students from Holy Trinity College in County Tyrone took the roles of cameraman, editor and reporters to speak to Northern Ireland politicians. We're told they loved News Day. Nice to hear - and well done for your hard work.

Montgomery High School
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Students at Montgomery High School in Blackpool strike a pose in the studio before going on air.

Students at Kirkham Grammar School in Lancashire landed an interview with former war correspondent and MP Martin Bell, as well as a Falklands veteran and a professional rugby player.

They even live-streamed some of their output on

the school website.

Pupils at Bedford High School have finished their report on the construction of the Guided Busway between Leigh and Manchester (see entry for 14:31 below). Watch this and their other stories

here.

And there was praise for School Reporter Tommy at St Bonaventure's RC School - BBC mentor Yolanda says he "held his ground courageously when interviewing head teacher Mr Halliwell on why girls perform better at school than boys and what could be done to improve boys' performance."

Hove Park School
BBC School Report

School Reporters at Hove Park School in Sussex reported on a mock trial put together by sixth form law students with the help of local magistrates. Great work in getting the whole story into just a three-minute report!

Take a look.

Students from King Edward VI School in Hampshire made a video report on how iPads have affected student learning at their school.

No prizes for guessing what kind of device they used to film, edit and produce

their report!

BBC director general Tony Hall says School Report has created a "wonderful buzz".

"It's a really inspiring day for all of us working at the BBC," he adds.

Watch more here.

The team at Sutton Grammar School in Surrey worked flat out to type up all their reports for

the school website.

Their interviews included a grilling for the local MP, Liberal Democrat Tom Brake, and a live link-up with presenter Dallas Campbell to discuss the BBC show Stargazing and the solar eclipse.

Pupils at Lady Eleanor Holles School in Middlesex had a busy day, with their guests including Vince Cable MP and former Apprentice contestant Felipe Alviar Baquero. Click

here to see how their day went.

Pupils from The Billericay School
BBC School Report

Miss Bodsworth has sent in this photo of her enthusiastic team of reporters at The Billericay School, Essex. She says the team have really enjoyed their day.

BBC live page in Turkish
BBC School Report

As well as this live page in English, the BBC has run

one in Turkish with the help of some School Reporters.

The City Academy
BBC School Report

Here are the School Reporters at The City Academy in Bristol after a successful day full of news reports and features.

Nottingham Girls' High School covered a range of stories including the Google car, disabilities in the media, how fast food is affecting our health, the charity Combat Stress, a peregrine falcon nest and tomorrow's eclipse.

School Reporters from Bedlingtonshire Community High School
BBC School Report

Nine School Reporters from Bedlingtonshire Community High School in Northumberland worked on stories including the closure of a nearby Tesco store.

Pupils of Oriel High School
BBC School Report

Cameras at the ready! The students of Oriel High School, Crawley, in action for News Day.

Bedford Academy
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Great work from the School Reporters at Bedford Academy in Bedford. Very professional!

School Reporters at Shireland Collegiate Academy in the West Midlands have been very busy. Their 20 Year 8 reporters have worked on stories ranging from grime music and game reviews to anti-cancer foods and "who controls the media?"

Meanwhile it was another busy day for the School Team at Guildford County School who have been looking at the news consumption habits of teenagers and adults, the science behind tomorrow's eclipse and a new survey about beach litter. And that's not even all their stories!