On Thursday 24th March 40 pupils from The Glasgow Gaelic School will be joining up with around 800 schools across the UK making the news. The pupils are taking part in BBC News School Report, a BBC project to engage 11-14-year-olds in the news. Ex-teacher and BBC News presenter, Huw Edwards, is lending his support to the project. He says:
“I'm involved because I want to give young people the chance to make the news themselves, and I want to share the principles of good journalism.”
Over the past few months the students in S1 have been working hard, training to be top journalists, carrying out interviews and producing reports.
‘The students have worked really hard and come up with some great stories which they have chosen to report on.’
– L Nicholson, teacher of Gaelic
On Thursday at 2pm the students will be broadcasting their news, covering the stories of the day as well as their special report on the death of Linda Norgrove, the legend of Cu-Chulainn, the use of slavery by multinationals, the latest computer games and the most popular biscuits.
'I enjoyed using the camera’
– Fraser Brown, S1 pupil.
‘This has been the best thing we have done in Gaelic’
– Eilidh Jenkins S1 pupil.
'I’ve loved learning all about the news’
– Simon Kelly S1 pupil. back to News...