First with the news at De Aston

Megan, Jayne and Ellie were sone of the De Aston pupils taking part in the BBC News School Report
Megan, Jayne and Ellie were sone of the De Aston pupils taking part in the BBC News School Report

DE ASTON pupils have been in the news as they took part in a national event.

The 16 youngsters became reporters for the day as they took part in the BBC News School Report, along with other schools up and down the country.

Regular lunchtime meetings had been held leading up to recording day for students to discuss their ideas and to make a start on some research.

Both national and local stories were covered on the day itself, which saw the pupils take on a variety of roles, including directing, camera work and running the autocue

The end result was a live news programme lasting around 12 minutes, followed by a separate weather report.

Both broadcasts are now available to view ‘on demand’ via links on both the De Aston School website and the BBC News School Report website.