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BBC News School Report Challenge


Here are our finished Year 8 reports from our latest Practice News Day at Marden.

It’s Christmas time, but how do we celebrate here at Marden? What does Christmas mean to you?

This report has a Reality TV theme, what do Marden students and staff think following the success of Vicky Pattison in the latest series of ‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here’?

Connor and Darcey worked on this report about the YouTube generation; how new jobs are being created from using social media.

After the birth of their second child, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s latest choice for a baby name, Saint, raised a few eyebrows. Jess and Amy reported on unusual baby names, and what the Marden staff and students thought of Saint West!

Our sports team analysed the unpredictability of this season’s Premier League. Chelsea languishing near the bottom, whilst Leicester City fly high, and Newcastle’s unexpected win against a resurgent Liverpool…

…and finally, the weather, with Alex, Arran and Tom.

BBC School Report Practice News Day 2!

Our second news day of the year is next Tuesday, the 8th of December. It is now our 10th year of participating in BBC News School Report. Year 8 students make the news for real, and aim to publish their filmed reports by 4pm. Scroll down to view our reports from previous news days.

BBC Chats to Kate

The School Report team have caught up with how we are getting on – Year 8 student Kate chatted to Laura from the school report team about her exciting first news day.


BBC News School Report – LIVE

It is the first of our Practice News Day’s today, and our stories are shaping up nicely. Included today are a report on Remembrance Day, a sports report, an entertainment special, a report on punishment in schools and a study about tiredness in schools – should we start school later in the day?


Stay tuned for our completed reports later in the day…

BBC News Day Today!

For the ninth consecutive year, Marden High is taking part in the prestigious BBC News School Report project, with our intrepid Year 8 journalists.

Check out our own School Report page here or click the image below to take you to the BBC’s main page:

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You can also follow the day on our live Twitter feed, @MardenMediaMan