BBC School Report aims to educate and inform young people about the news and the world around them by giving them the opportunity to produce their own reports.

It allows students to inform a real audience about the subjects and stories that matter to them via BBC programmes and platforms.

How do students benefit?

Teachers tell us that taking part in School Report supports a range  of learning - for example, by helping students to develop their ability to work in teams, manage their time, conduct research, communicate effectively and think critically.

Young people can also develop their media-literacy skills, and they get the opportunity to do hands-on media production, from writing a story for a website to recording and editing video.

It is also a chance for students to discuss the responsibilities involved in broadcasting their work to a wider audience.

What opportunities are there? 

School Report has an annual News Day in March where we showcase the work of School Reporters across the UK.

The next School Report News Day is on Thursday, 15 March 2018.

There are also reporting opportunities all year round.

You have the chance to:

  • upload young people‚Äôs work and programme ideas directly to the BBC where they can be pitched to programme-makers
  • attend BBC events in your area
  • learn a range of journalistic and technical skills from BBC staff, presenters and online resources
  • use BBC News branding, graphics and animations in your reports and on your web page
  • improve digital and media literacy
  • use resources which link to the curriculum across the UK
  • report on events and activities your school is involved in, i.e. Children in Need and Sport Relief
  • take part in a high-profile project which works with hundreds of UK schools and youth organisations