BBC Young Reporter


BBC Young Reporter (previously known as School Report) is back!

Watch out for all the info for this year’s News Day coming soon.


Our Student Reporters – the biggest group we’ve ever had – tackled some huge topics, from gun control and homelessness to mental health and feminism. Read all their stories here.


On Thursday 16th March 2017, Penrice Academy students made the news for real for BBC News School Report.

The day ended with a live interview on BBC Spotlight, with veteran Reporter Bella leading the news on our International Charity Project, #Penrice3580.

Read about our School Reporters here.

Feature: My #Penrice3580

Bella tells us all about her experience interviewing children in Kissi Town before her appearance on BBC Spotlight.

“Hopefully we can raise even more money to help the children of Kissi Town, and give them the education they deserve.”

Watch Bella’s BBC Spotlight Package (coming soon)

Watch Bella and Gabe’s interview LIVE on BBC Spotlight (coming soon)

Education: British Science Week

Alfie, Sam and Jack go behind the scenes of British Science Week at Penrice Academy

Health: Teaching Sexual Health & Relationships

Elle and Olivia talk to Brook Cornwall about teaching Sex and Relationships at school

Health: Breaking the Taboo of Mental Health

Kordelia and Lily speak to the Invictus Trust about mental health in Cornwall

Health: Is The NHS Really on Death’s Door?

Kordelia and Lily ask the poignant question on everyone’s lips

Interview: Bailey the School Dog

Anna, Elise, Ava, Phoebe and Bella meet Golden Retriever Bailey and some of the students she works with

Day in the Life: Bailey the School Dog

Bella and Ava give you an insight into Bailey’s school day

Technology: The Bloodhound Project

Adam reports from Newquay on Penrice Academy and the Bloodhound Car!

Video: The Rise of the Go Pro

Jamie and Ethan give you a tour of the school from Bailey’s perspective, talk all things Go Pro and give you a comparison against a DSLR

Sport: Becoming a Referee

Jake tells you how to become a referee in the beautiful game

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See pictures from the day in our gallery.