VSJ gears up for BBC School Report

The Verbal School of Journalism (VSJ) is gearing up to take part in BBC News School Report for its 10th annual News Day on Thursday, March 10.

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Budding young reporters from former BBC Northern Ireland presenter Sarah Travers' GCSE Journalism class will report on a range of topics for tomorrow's event live from the Verbal Arts Centre in Derry~Londonderry.

Hundreds of schools and thousands of students across the UK will make and broadcast the news on Thursday.

Set up in 2007, School Report gives 11-16 year-old students in the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience.

Schools make reports for their own website which the BBC links to form an interactive map.

The BBC works in partnership with schools to bring young people's voices to its mainstream news output.

While reporting takes place all through the school year, the annual News Day in March provides a focus and a deadline for all schools taking part.

Keep an eye out also on Verbal's Facebook and Twitter for updates on tomorrow's School Report.

For further information on BBC School Report, http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolreport





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