BBC News School Report

The main aim of BBC News School Report is to interest young people in news of all sorts, and the world around them, by giving them the chance to make their own news.

It is also an opportunity for students to inform a real audience, via BBC programmes and web pages, about the stories which are important to them.

Many teachers have said that taking part in School Report supports all sorts of learning for instance by helping students develop their ability to work in teams, manage their time, conduct independent enquiries, communicate effectively and think critically, while independent evaluations and studies have also backed the project.

It is also a chance for students to discuss the responsibilities involved in broadcasting their work to a world wide audience.