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VIDEO: St Benet Biscop High School - BBC News School Report

Students from St Benet Biscop High School in Bedlington have been making the news for real as part of a national project from the BBC called the BBC News School Report.

The project has been running since the summer, and has seen the Year 7 students trained up as journalists and tasked with producing their own news report. Click below to view the final report!

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VIDEO: St Benedict's Middle School - BBC News School Report

For the first time, students from St Benedict's Middle School have been involved in producing their own BBC News School Report, after their involvement in our summer programme last year.

The students have been working over the last few months on what it takes to produce the news, and came together to produce their own report - you can see the result by clicking below.

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World put to rights in school debate

Politicians came together on Thursday to "put the world to rights" over a number of key issues.

The BBC News School Report Question Time is an annual event which is organised by local charity Leading Link, and sees an interactive audience of parents, teachers, local community groups and residents come together with party representatives and students from St Benet Biscop High School to discuss a number of issues currently affecting the United Kingdom and, in particular, the North East.

Issues discussed included the potential effects of fracking, the lack of employer and education opportunities in the North East compared to other regions and whether or not Scottish independence would be beneficial to the area.

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VIDEO: Lights, camera, action for budding lawmakers

Leading Link have been working with a group of young people over the last few weeks to help them submit an entry to the national 'Lights, Camera, Parliament!' competition, which encourages young people to help make positive changes.

Lights, Camera, Parliament! is young peoples' chance to get their voice heard and tell Parliament what new law they think should be made and why, through a form of creative media.

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Youth Ambassadors

The Youth Ambassadors are a fantastic group of young volunteers, who give up their free time to help with all of Leading Link's work.

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BBC News School Report

The BBC News School Report is a national BBC project which looks at engaging young people in the news, and producing their own.

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Children's University

Leading Link are the Northumberland hub for the Children's University - a national scheme which encourages and rewards extra-curricular activity.

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National Citizen Service

National Citizen Service is a life changing experience for 16 and 17 year olds around the country - learning new skills and giving something back.

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