‘Pressgang Pages’ – the Boteler newsletter run by and for the pupils of Sir Thomas Boteler through the Pressgang after-school club.
School across the country took part in BBC News School Report 2011 on Thursday 24th March and Sir Thomas Boteler was no exception. Click the YouTube video above to watch our news report, including an interview with Diva Fever and a Little Shop of Horrors behind the scenes exclusive!
On Thursday 11th March 2010 15 pupils from Sir Thomas Boteler joined up with around 700 schools across the UK making the news.
The pupils took part in BBC News School Report, a BBC project to engage 11-14-year-olds in the news.
Ex-teacher and BBC News presenter, Huw Edwards, lent his support to the project.
He said: “I’m involved because I want to give young people the chance to make the news themselves, and I want to share the principles of good journalism.”
Over the past few months the students in Years 7, 9 and 10 have been working hard, training to be top journalists, carrying out interviews and producing reports.
Mrs Hughes and Miss Griffiths said ‘The students have worked really hard and come up with some great stories, including interviewing Tim Vine, the Mayor and Warrington Wolves players.’
On Thursday 11th March the students broadcasted their news, covering the stories of the day as well as their special report on why Warrington has been voted the happiest place to live in the North West.
Project News Editor Meg Booth from Year 10 said: ‘It’s been great fun! My favourite bit has been seeing the hard work all come together.’