Holbrook Academy News Takeover
Students from Holbrook Academy are taking over the news today as part in the BBC School News Report 2017.
This year, we are giving Year 8 students the opportunity to see what it feels like to be a news reporter for the day. Following a tense and hard-fought student vote, we have chosen the topic of Mental Health and Wellbeing. We thought that this would be a good topic to do so that we can find out and report how it is effecting the young people we know and work with, as well as wider issues in the UK. We will be interviewing staff and students to see what their views are.
Kia, a student taking part today, commented, “We are very excited to be able to take part in this, and to be part of BBC News. We are very grateful to the people that have organised this as it is an amazing experience.” Our newsroom has eight separate teams, all tackling aspects of this complicated and topical issue.
Check back after 16:00 GMT this afternoon to see our report.