St Piers School students had a chance to discover what it’s like to be at the cutting edge of journalism thanks to a BBC-backed project
Students have written news stories about the latest happenings at the school. They have also recorded short videos while interviewing both students and staff.
It has been a great experience for the students and they’ve done some really creative work. The School Report project has given them a taste of what it’s like to be a news reporter and some of them are really keen to work in the media in later life. We were fortunate to receive a visit from a BBC news producer and she really inspired the students. Who knows, maybe the next Huw Edwards or Sophie Raworth is at St Piers.
Interview at St Piers School, Creative Arts
Our students visited the enchanted Circus at the Creative Arts Department and interviewed Jacci to find out the answers to the burning questions:
Students talked about their work experience enterprise – “Bubble Car Spa”
“In Sixth form we had to choose a subject for our work experience. We all decided to open a car washing service, came up with the name and made some posters to advertise our company. We were very lucky and had a number of requests for a wash at Bubble Car Spa. In our first week we washed 3 cars and had some very happy customers, in fact they booked their cars in straight away for another service. We hope our company continues to be a success!”
BBC Report – Golf Lessons by reporter for Young Epilepsy, Ian
I have been part of the Olympic group at School because I have made great progress in sports. I have just started Golf Lessons with Helen the pro at Horne Golf Club. I chose to ask her some questions for my BBC School Report. Here they are:
Daniel interviews Greg about football
Daniel interviewed Greg about his hobby – football. He reported that Greg is not just a keen supporter of the Manchester United football club but also a hard working member of the Oxted FC Under 17s taking on a ‘forward’ position on the pitch. Greg proudly revealed to our reported that he had scored for his team on a number of occasions!
Jordan talks to our PE team
Jordan interviewed our inspirational PE team about the way our school is preparing for London 2012 Olympics. Olly, the PE teacher, explained that all the students at school take part in the Olympic Swim with a total of miles to match the distance between Beijing and London. The students have a fantastic opportunity to be a part of the Olympic groups that offer a variety of sports to be engaged in. Our Olympic values – Respect, Courage, Determination, Equality and Excellence are celebrated every week with a nomination of student candidates meeting the above criteria at the school Assemblies.
A visit from PAT dog Millie
St Pier’s School are working towards Healthy School Status. Being happy is a very important part of being healthy. A visit from PAT (Pets As Therapy) dog Millie and her owner Pet make lots of our students, and staff very happy every Tuesday afternoon. Millie had to undergo strict assessments to join the many other PAT dogs across the country. A PAT dog has to be very calm and friendly, not be worried by noise or quick movements, not jump up or be pushy. A PAT dog also has to enjoy being stroked and talked to by many different people. Millie is a lovely Welsh Terrier with a beautifully soft curly coat and a lovely calm manner with all of us here at St Pier’s School. Her owner Pet is also very calm and friendly, she answers lots of questions about Millie.
Interview with Chloe
Greg interviewed Chloe about her hobbies. She had a lot to talk about her passion of Hip-Hop Dancing. Chloe enjoyed teaching the filming crew few dance moves. Chloe believes in herself and is planning to go back into dancing in the near future.