Accrington Academy students really did make the headlines when they became reporters for a day as part of the BBC’s School Report scheme.
A collaborative project run by BBC News and BBC Learning, BBC News School Report runs throughout March, giving 11-16 year-old students in the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience.
Stepping into the hot seat for Accrington Academy were Year 10 students Amy Penny, Harry Pickering and Francesca Martino, who visited BBC Radio Lancashire’s Blackburn studios to take part in a live discussion, covering such diverse topics as Sophia Ecclestone’s £70,000 birthday party, the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights), the decreasing height of male film stars and the Queen being cheered up by meeting a Marks and Spencer's model!
Commenting on the experience, Amy said:
“The live session was excellent. It was a fantastic experience to be able to see and actually take part in a live broadcast and get the opportunity to see how things work in a real radio studio.”