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School Report 2011

Shawlands Academy pupils are taking part in BBC News School Report again this year.

Today is the official BBC School Report News Day, and for the first time, schools will not only be reporting their own news, but also contributing to a regional ‘hub’.

For this we have linked up with St Celia's College in Derry and we will be reporting their updates on how the day is going.


In Shawlands, so far we have:

Interviewed The Treacherous Orchestra and Manran, two bands who were performing at Celtic Connections music festival.

Interviewed local professional rugby team the Glasgow Warriors.

Interviewed the Children's Laureate Anthony Browne.

We will also be interviewing multi record breaking runner Ahmed, who is a fourth year pupil at the school.

In St Celias, Maria and Natalie have updated us on how their day is going:

We haven’t had a break because it’s been very busy, trying to find up to the minute stories that will interest our audience. We have been working from 9am on a large number of different topics on local, national and international news. It’s been good experiencing life as a reporter and a good insight into what happens behind the scenes as a journalist. Some students are downloading interviews from their I-phones and Blackberries at the minute to use in our packages. We are up against a tight timeline.

1.15pm - Shawlands

We have just had a meeting to decide which storis will be prepared for our final report. This has led to a change in the newsreaders, with Daniel and Adam, two of the youngest members of the news team, taking the helm. They will lead our team of reporters, with stories ranging from the Japanese earthquake and tsunami to the opening of the new Riverside Museum. Things are getting exciting!

St Celia's: Jennie, Jamie, Caoimhe and Yvonne

We are just about to complete our recordings of today’s news for our radio broadcast.

We have been interviewing people all day, its been a lot of fun even though we have had some problems with interviews and recordings , as the girl we were hoping to interview had a bereavement in the family so we had to quickly find a replacement. When we were recording we had an interruption as boys came into the fitness gym and started to work out and talk loudly while we were trying to record. But the overall experience was brilliant and we had lots of fun.

2.23 - St Celia's - Ciara and Hayley

This afternoon we have started to put packages together into our news bulletin. Once we checked our packages and put them together we got the recording equipment to start the recording and once we finish that we will start to edit. The first package we have is an interview with a famous chef Paula McIntyre, and other students have interviewed a kickboxer, health and social care teacher and a jeweller about issues relevant to them. We are looking forward to hearing the finished piece after the past few weeks of hard work.

Just to let you know what our main story is. The Ulster Unionist party’s deputy chair Terry Wright has stepped down over the Health Minister’s decision to delay a new Radiotherapy unit. A lot of people are outraged as Derry was promised this new unit recently, many very ill cancer victims have to travel over 100 miles to receive treatment. This is not the end of hearing about this problem; we would like to hear what the outcome of this is.

14.43 - St Cecilia's - Natalie

Everything is finished now. We have listened to our completed radio programme and it sounds great..

We are almost ready to upload it. We have a great day and we hope you enjoyed yours too.

In Shawlands we have just recorded our news bulletin and our completed news stories are available to view below.

                The Shawlands Academy News Team 2011



Glasgow's Riverside Museum to Open in June - 25/03/2011 09:49:07
RIVERSIDE MUSEUM TO OPEN IN JUNE Glasgow’s £74 million new attraction, the Riverside Museum, will open in three months time at 10am on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, and will be ... (Read more)
School News - Question Time and the Sixth Year Show - 25/03/2011 09:39:37
Question Time Not content with taking over the news for the day, Shawlands Academy has now moved onto Question Time. S2 pupil Eilidh Dolan, inspired by her own ‘mock election’ ... (Read more)
Today's National News - The Tsunami, The Royal Wedding and the Death of a Screen Icon - 24/03/2011 16:58:50
Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami The earthquake and Tsunami in Japan tsunami is the biggest natural disaster in history with the estimated cost of the damage being 5 to ten trillion ... (Read more)
Sports Report - Scotland V Brazil; The Glasgow Warriors and Pakistan's Progress in the World Cup - 24/03/2011 15:51:41
School Reporters Meet Glasgow Warriors Pupils at Shawlands Academy were given the opportunity to attend a training session with The Glasgow Warriors rugby team. As well as interviewing ... (Read more)
School Reporters Meet the Children's Laureate - 24/03/2011 15:43:59
Anthony Browne, the Children’s Laureate! By Shaida Once every two years, a new Children’s Laureate is chosen. The current Children’s Laureate for 2009 – 11 is Anthony ... (Read more)
Sports Reporters Meet Stephen Craigan - 24/03/2011 14:04:53
Adam, Daniel, Marco and Ethan visited the BBC and interviewed Motherwell captain Stephen Craigan. Click here to watch their report. ... (Read more)
Celtic Connections Part 2 - School Reporters Meet the Treacherous Orchestra - 25/01/2011 12:15:44
Inness, Laura and Scott went along to the Treacherous Orchestra’s sound check on the afternoon before their gig at the ABC in Glasgow. Here is their report. It is interesting to consider ... (Read more)
Local Band attempt to Make History! by Calum, Kyle and Scott - 18/01/2011 13:13:44
Pupils at Shawlands Academy have had the opportunity to attend education concerts at Celtic Connections for the last three years and this year, as well as attending a concert we have been lucky ... (Read more)
Shawlands Academy Prepares for the Commonwealth Games - 12/01/2011 14:04:08
School Reporters Dana and Aisha interviewed fellow student Daniel On 14 October 2010, Glasgow became the official host of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The occasion was marked by the Delhi ... (Read more)