BBC News School Report gives 11-16 year-old students across the UK the opportunity to research and produce their own news reports for a real audience.
Last year, more than 1000 schools across the UK took part in this diversity award-winning project. Students reported on a range of issues, from social media addiction to why dancing is not just for girls and how Muslim women can wear the hijab. Some even interviewed leading politicians.
Using lesson plans and materials from the website, teachers help their pupils develop students’ journalistic skills so they can report on the stories that matter to them and make their voices heard.
The project culminates on School Report News Day where all schools taking part produce stories and publish them on their school websites.
The BBC links to each school webpage, providing a real audience for the reports. Some schools will also get the chance to work with BBC staff and see their work appear on television, radio or the BBC website.