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Summary

  1. Go behind the scenes at the BBC School Report Festival of News at Broadcasting House in Belfast
  2. Students from schools across Northern Ireland are getting an insight into all aspects of news production
  3. Watch live bulletins from the students on this page on the hour, every hour, from 10am until 3pm
  4. Join in the conversation on Twitter using #BBCSchoolReport

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

The day is done

That's a wrap for the Festival of News from BBC Broadcasting House in Belfast. We hope everyone enjoyed School Report Day.

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That went well

The verdict is in among students who attended the Festival of News in BBC Broadcasting House today. They seem positive!

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Signing off

You can watch our final live bulletin at 3pm by clicking on the play button in the bottom left hand corner of the main image at the top of this page.

Behind the scenes at our live bulletin
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Hugo papped!

Who could resist a photo with the incomparable Hugo Duncan? Not the students (and staff) of Tor Bank.

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Women's football in Northern Ireland

Our school reporter from Wallace High School in Lisburn takes a look at how women's football is progressing in Northern Ireland, in the wake of the under-19 European Championships being held here.

Almost done

As School Report Day draws to a close and our Festival of News in Broadcasting House here in Belfast winds down, we hope everyone enjoyed themselves as much as St Paul's.

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Teleport yourself to Newtownabbey

We may have discovered a new Orson Welles at Jordanstown School! (Look it up, kids)

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'OHH, he kicked it!'

Keeping a level head while commentating on live sport is not always easy.

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Barra's new rival

Barra Best has been keeping a close eye on his competition at the School Report Festival of News Day.

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Good sports

Students from Abbey Community College have a go at commentating on last year's Irish Cup final.

Students from Abbey Community College have a go at sports commentary
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New city park in Newry?

School Reporters from St Mary's High School looked into plans to develop a city park in Newry.

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Portadown presents...

Students from Portadown College made a superb job of presenting our 1pm live bulletin.

Students from Portadown College presenting the news
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Women in STEM

BBC School Reporters from Lumen Christi College looked into the representation of women in STEM.

The report explores whether women working in areas such as science and technology are given the same opportunities as men, and offer advice to female students considering a career in these fields.

Ready for action

Students from Jordanstown discovered how to get kitted out when reporting from a danger zone, but felt happy enough meeting Barra without the riot gear.

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Instagram story

Follow BBC Northern Ireland on Instagram to see our Instagram story from today's Festival of News.

BBC NI's Instagram story on the School Report Festival of News
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Be quick though, this story will self-destruct in 24 hours!

Live on BBC News

We are live on the BBC News channel at 12:40pm as they take a look behind the scenes of our School Report Festival of News.

If all goes to plan, you'll be able to watch it by hitting the play button nestled in the bottom left corner of the main image at the top of the page.

If not, you can watch live on the BBC iPlayer.

A civilised chat with Mary Beard

Students from Victoria College in Belfast spoke to Professor Mary Beard when she recently visited the city.

They covered topics such as the role of classics in today's society and what recent social media campaigns can do for female equality.

Green is go

Students from Holy Trinity College in Cookstown take a tour of the virtual studio in BBC Broadcasting House.

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News at noon

Students from St Jospeh's in Belfast present our live School Report bulletin at 12.00pm.

Students from St Joseph's in Belfast presenting our noon School Report bulletin
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Live bulletin

Click on the play button, nestled at the bottom left of the image at the top of this page, to watch our latest School Report news bulletin, live from BBC Broadcasting House in Belfast.

Can you spot fake news?

Team up with BBC School Report and take fake news to task with the Evidence Toolkit on BBC Taster. Equip yourself with all you need to dissect the news and figure out what's really going on.

Fake news image
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It's been a riot so far

School Report Day is going great here at Broadcasting House. See what's been going on so far, from presenting the weather to donning riot gear!

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Novel graphics

The creative geniuses in the BBC NI graphics suite have opened their doors to the students today.

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Relishing radio

Students from St Paul's High School in Bessbrook busy deciding which reports will make it to air in a radio news bulletin, before providing their own scripted links.

Students learning about radio production
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BBC News NI on Facebook

BBC News NI were broadcasting live from School Report Day on their Facebook page.

You can watch it again here.

View from the gallery

School Report students have been getting a glimpse of how a news bulletin is put together with the directors and producers in the gallery.

Students in the News gallery
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Strictly School Report

Students from St Mary's High School in Newry managed to snag the twinkle-toed Anton du Beke!

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Live 11am bulletin

We are on air! Watch the BBC News School Report bulletin in the video window at the top of the page by clicking on the play button.

School Report live on Nolan

School Report students were on air with Stephen Nolan this morning, leading a discussion on mental health.

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You can listen to Chloe and Cara's contribution on The Nolan Show programme page (1hr 24minutes into the show).

Tricks of the trade

The guru behind the BBC Archive's public presence is on hand today to inform students of the perils and potential offered by publishing to social media.

Students enjoy a social media masterclass
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You can follow the BBC Archive on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram...

Identifying the fakes

Students from St Louise's try out the BBC's new game, in which you find out if you can handle the pressures of a newsroom and spot fake news.

Students try the BBC 'Fake News' game
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Have a go at the BBC iReporter game yourself at bbc.co.uk/ireporter.

Barra's in business

We forecast a few famous faces knocking about today...

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Getting involved

Budding reporters and presenters of tomorrow are getting a taste of the BBC News studio in action.

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Live bulletins

To watch the hourly bulletins being made by the students as they are broadcast live, click on the video play button in the main image at the top of the page.

First up, everyone is learning a valuable lesson on how things can change in live broadcasting - we've not quite hit our 10.00am slot on the button.

Your dutiful live blogging team will keep you posted as to when you can see it all unfold. Stay posted!

Welcome to the Festival of News!

School Report Day is underway. Stay with us throughout the day for hourly live bulletins made by the students and a flavour of what's going on inside BBC Broadcasting House, Belfast.

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