The Editors: College Report Information Day 2013 – Go Well being Professional

So it is right here. College Report Information Day 2013 is upon us – and about 1,000 faculties are due to participate, making the information that issues to them.

They are going to seem throughout BBC Information – on TV, radio and on-line and on regional information programmes.

The venture is now in its seventh 12 months, and is larger than ever. College reporters are in Canterbury to witness the enthronement of the brand new Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, and we additionally return to the Olympic Park in London to look at the legacy from the 2012 video games. And there is extra – the BBC College Report web site has full particulars of the vary of matters being coated.

It’s all a far cry from once we started. A small staff began College Report with the purpose of giving youngsters the chance to make the information they thought mattered. Giving them hours of BBC airtime was nerve-wracking, but it surely proved to be a hit.

In that first 12 months – 2007 – we labored with 12- and 13-year-olds in 120 faculties. What I most keep in mind from that 12 months is seeing college reporters on the Six O’Clock Information and pondering that this partnership between faculties and the BBC had developed into one thing larger than we ever thought it might be.

Quick-forward to 2013 and we’re capable of attain even additional, each in geographical phrases and into the BBC’s output. We’ll be broadcasting reside from Radio Foyle in Londonderry, and taking on the flagship Radio 4 programme Girl’s Hour.

There may also be a devoted College Report Dwell channel accessible by way of the Purple Button. We’ll be updating a reside information feed on our web site and our @BBCSchoolReport Twitter feed all through the day, so please observe what our faculty reporters are doing and tell us what you assume.

Helen Shreeve is editor of BBC Information College Report.

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