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Summary

  1. School Report is staging its 11th annual News Day
  2. Secondary school children at more than 900 schools around the UK are taking part
  3. Students are also reporting at events in BBC buildings around the country
  4. Highlights included a mental health special at the BBC Radio Theatre in London
  5. Follow us - @BBCSchoolReport and www.facebook.com/BBCSchoolReport/

Live Reporting

By Mario Cacciottolo, Julian Joyce, Kate Palmer, Jennifer Scott, Ian Westbrook and 30,000 School Reporters

All times stated are UK

  1. 'Don't stress, do your best'

    Tests, assessments, mocks and GCSEs can feel overwhelming.

    Aisha and Myesha, from Whalley Range High School in Manchester, created this stress awareness animation to help.

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    Video caption: School Report: 'It's fine to be stressed - it's how you deal with it'
  2. Who did what, where

    Map of UK

    Here's a reminder that you can check out what schools in your local area have been doing for School Report via our whizzy map.

    And don't forget that regional BBC News bulletins will feature what some of the School Reporters have been up to at 18:30 GMT.

  3. Teen bullying victim: 'I couldn't speak out'

    Grace, 16, was bullied for nine years and says it "ruled my life".

    Her account comes as new research suggests 70% of teenagers experience negative feelings.

    According to a survey for School Report, one third of 11 to 16-year-olds lack the confidence to speak to a teacher if they are being bullied.

    Watch the full report on the BBC News at Six .

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    Video caption: School Report: Grace explains how bullying affected her
  4. Post update

  5. School Report: Coventry quizzed about bullying issues

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Our intrepid School Reporters from Higham Lane School in Nuneaton are exploring issues around mental health and well-being; putting together a report on cyber-bullying.

    School Reports
  6. School Report: Students try the reporter life

    Three students from John Henry Newman Catholic College have been going behind the scenes at the BBC in Birmingham to find out what it's like to be a reporter. 

    George, Isagani III and Jack

    George, Isagani III and Jack said it was interesting to do something different and thought prospective journalists needed to be confident and good at English.

  7. Reporter gets an insight into police force

    By Robyn (Holgate Academy, Nottingham)

    BBC School Report

    People like to be different things as they grow up and today I spoke to a police officer about his job and how it affects his life. 

    He told me that it hasn’t always been his dream because he wanted to be a vet, but as he went through university he started looking for jobs and he had a sit down to think about it. 

    When I asked him about qualifications, he said people are looking for different things. Some are looking for people who have studied languages, some are looking for people who have studied computers and some are looking for someone with people skills.

    I also asked him what he finds most rewarding and he said that it’s when you pick up an incident from the start because you have a chance to say "look, I’ve done that...I carried out this investigation". I thought that was good because you have made this investigation and helped out.

    It was a really fun experience learning about the police force and something I might want to do when I’m older.

  8. Aiming for the airwaves

    These School Reporters from Tonyrefail School near Porth in Rhondda Cynon Taf, are about to go on air on BBC Radio Wales to talk about the package they made today. 

    Pupils from Tonyrefail School
  9. Actress shares her top tips with school reporters

    By Josh and Kai

    BBC School Report

    Today we were lucky enough to be able to interview Ayesha Dharker, who has starred in  Star Wars, Dr. Who and Coronation Street . It was a great experience and the answers to the questions were superb.

    We asked what inspired her and she said an actor came to her school and she signed up for the auditions just to miss maths!

    We then went on to ask her about her favourite film or TV show that she had starred in and she said  The Terrorist was her favourite film as they made it with natural lighting and with little budget.

    Josh and Kai

    The next question we asked was what film she wants to be in and she said she wanted to be in  The Muppets  or an animation film because she really enjoys voice acting.

    We asked if she had any tips for actors who are just starting their careers and she answered: "Don’t listen to other people, just stick with what you want."

    We also asked her how she chooses what films she wants to be in, and she answered that it’s because of the story line. If she loves the story, she will be in the film, and at the moment, she is in Holby City .

    Ayesha Dharker
  10. School Report: Prospective journalists tackle weighty topics

    Alex Homer

    BBC Local Live

    I've spent the morning with pupils and teachers from Aston Manor Academy at Birmingham City University's city centre campus.

    White board

    The children picked some weighty topics to investigate.

    A group comprised of Mariam and Alisha suggested interviewing people across a range of ages about so-called "fake news".

    Meanwhile pupils Tayef, Munir and Ceeydrus interviewed their peers on their views on Brexit, with Simra considering why it was important for people to celebrate St Patrick's Day.

    The children later tested their presenting skills at the university's studios, reading a news bulletin in a live TV scenario.

    Their efforts are due to be shared on the school's website.

  11. The next generation of BBC journalists?

    We're welcoming students from across Greater Manchester here at MediaCityUK today as part of the BBC News School Report.

    This afternoon we're joined by Year Eight pupils from Our Lady's School in Blackley.  And if we're not careful they're going to be taking our jobs in a few years' time.

    That's because they run a student newspaper which was launched last year.

    Pupils from Our Lady's School, Blackley
    Image caption: Andreja, Leander, Tayo, and Annelisa making themselves comfortable in the BBC Radio Manchester newsroom

    "We had to decide what we wanted to include in the paper, and jobs were allocated, like Editor, Social Media Editor etc.

    "Our mission was to give students a voice and to raise the profile of what the school was about.

    "We would write stories which would then be checked and improved. It is published every term," said Annelisa.

    Two of her classmates explained their motivation for getting involved.

    "I get to represent my people - the emo kids at my school!" said Leander.

    "And I get to write from the geek perspective," added Andreja.

    "My favourite colour is purple," concluded surrealist Tayo.

  12. Syrian boy's journey

    Rony, a Syrian boy now living in Birmingham

    Twelve-year-old Rony is from Birmingham and fled the war in Syria when he was nine.

    Now attending Balaam Wood School, in Frankley, he told School Report how his life has changed since leaving the city of Qamishli in his homeland.

    He was unable to speak English when he first arrived in the West Midlands, but now his teacher says Rony "sounds like a Brummie". 

  13. Pupils with learning disabilities describe experiences

    A group of Hampshire pupils with learning disabilities have been describing their experience of mainstream schools, as part of School Report News Day 2017.

    Jamie and Max, who now attend a specialist school in Didben Purlieu, said they were affected by noise and crowds.

    Jamie told BBC South Today: "The teacher once said to the supply teacher, 'Jamie's autistic', and they replied, 'What does that mean, is it treatable?'"

    Jamie
  14. Rewatch our London event

    In case you missed our mental health special from the Radio Theatre at BBC Broadcasting House in London earlier today, it is being replayed right now on the Red Button or by clicking the button at the top of this page.

    It started at 16:40 GMT and ends at 18:10 GMT

  15. Mental heath campaign comes to Hove school

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    As part of BBC News School Report day, Brighton based Rizzle Kicks singer Jordan Stephens has taken his mental health campaign into a Hove school.  

    You can find out more about #IAMWHOLE  here .

    You can find out more about School Report  here

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    Video caption: Singer Jordan Stephen has taken his mental health campaign into a Hove school.
  16. 'Labels don't define us'

    BBC school reporters speak out about bullying in this video.

    They have urged other pupils not to "sit back and let bullying happen".

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    Video caption: School Report: Pupils present their anti-bullying video