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