BBC School Report Day at LVS
BBC News School Report has given pupils from year 9 a chance to present for the BBC.
At the beginning of the process we had tips and advice from Huw Edwards, who is an experienced BBC reporter.
29 of us from LVS Ascot got selected for the day and we all got put into groups. The 29 students were part of a massive 30,000 from all over the UK.
The day has been running for a few years now, and every year there have been triumphs in youth journalism. Each year each group has to produce a Video clip, audio and a print article which all has to be achieved by 3:00; and uploaded to the website by 4:00.
The reports is a very helpful event which helps students to develop there ICT and English skills. This is very useful because it gives you a chance to improve and become journalists for the day.
“This has been a very fun and busy day” commented Sabrina; a student working on the project. Andrew said, “It’s not as hard as I thought it would be. I felt that I have learnt new skills that I can apply to my English and ICT schoolwork. I would recommend every school in the country to take part in this excellent day.”
Is fat getting bigger?
By Alex, Zoe and Sam
Obesity seems to be a growing problem in all MEDC’s, not just the UK. Although just because the whole world seems to have a problem with obesity, it does not mean we can just sit back and let the world get more and more unhealthy.
There are only really two main causes of obesity: a poor and unhealthy diet (to much sugary and fatty foods and not enough carbohydrate), and not enough exercise. Although these seem easy enough problems to fix, educating people about them can is not a quick task. However, there have been many schemes to try and improve heath in the UK. Some examples are the 5-a-day – this tried to encourage people to eat at least 5 pieces of fruit and vegetables every single day, or the traffic light system, which alerts of high levels in fat, sugar, and other nutrients.
We asked Mrs Rentell, of Licensed Victuallers School, how she thought we should help those who are classed as obese:”A universal system should be put in place to stop people eating the wrong type of foods. People are making the wrong food choices because they are poorly educated and they need to be encouraged to do more sport.” Over 27% of children are now overweight, and the head of food tech thinks it’s time for parents to teach there children to get outside and play, as well as eating the right kinds of foods.
In summary, obesity levels are rising and it is a continuing problem. Therefore something needs to change fast. The main problem seems to be getting the message out to parents as well as children, that what you are, is what you eat.