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BBC’s School Report

BBC School Report offers a fantastic opportunity for budding journalists to present their own news, their own way. Motivated by International Women’s Day and the 100 year anniversary of women’s suffrage, our BHSA team of journalists decided on the theme of inspiring women when creating their news. They interviewed staff, their peers and members of the public to create radio features and a variety of news articles exploring inspirational women and current news events.

Our radio broadcast includes an exciting feature on who inspires the teachers and pupils at BHSA and an interview with Joanne Candlish, a successful lawyer who specialises in civil cases involving industrial illness. We also interviewed

Rose Matthews, whose courageous journey took her from her family in India to the shores of England at the tender age of six. Her ability to adapt and her determination to build a life away from all that was familiar to her cannot fail to provoke admiration and inspiration in others.

We secured an exclusive video interview with Caroline Smailes, an internationally celebrated author, whose novel The Drowning of Arthur Braxton is currently  being adapted into a feature film. Our print media includes articles on the women who broke through boundaries by carving careers as NASA, a report on the power of women’s speeches and a feature paying tribute to Stephen Hawking, who died just a few days earlier.

The day was a huge success, with pupils taking on the entire creative and post production process using BHSA’s editing and radio station equipment. Pupils were able to develop their leadership and collaborative skills whilst allowing their creativity to flourish. No doubt the skills they have acquired throughout the day will prove invaluable both inside and outside the classroom.


BHSA BBC School Report Interview with Caroline Smailes


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