BBC News Report Archive

  • Excelsior junior reporters quiz Scotland World Cup stars Friday, October 9th, 2015 -   Budding newshounds from Newcastle’s Excelsior Academy grilled a trio of Scottish World Cup rugby stars on the eve of the side’s crunch pool game against Samoa. The Scotland squad threw open their doors to the ten pupils who quizzed winger Tim Visser, stand-off Duncan Weir and centre Richie Vernon in a mock press conference... Read more »
  • Newcastle’s Anti-Social Behaviour Exposed Friday, March 27th, 2015 - What Is Anti-Social Behaviour? ‘Anti-social behaviour is anything which causes harassment, alarm or distress to any other person as defined in the Crime and Disorder Act (1998)’. These were the words of PC Ward, the Excelsior Academy police officer. In our survey of 50 students in years 9 and 11, 94% of students from Milburn... Read more »
  • Excelsior Goes For Gold! Friday, March 27th, 2015 - What is Arts Mark? Arts Mark is community that brings together the people who have achieved the Arts Mark status or are looking forward for it. It allows you to ask questions, talk to each other and share your plans. It also lets you to support your mates by showing them your achievements and spreading... Read more »
  • A Diverse Music Scene @ExcelsiorAcad. Friday, March 27th, 2015 - Have you heard of ‘Freeromastyle’ or ‘The Unczeched’? Well you soon will. They are the upcoming singing talent of Excelsior Academy and already pros at performing all over the country and even in Europe! Both groups are well known in the community and gaining increasing popularity through their ‘YouTube’ videos and ‘Facebook’ pages.   Who... Read more »
  • BBC TV Weatherman David broadcasts live to the North East Friday, March 27th, 2015 - The forecast is bright and sunny for budding BBC TV weatherman David Whiteoak who stepped into the limelight as the region’s newest – and youngest – forecaster. Excelsior’s David worked closely with Look North’s popular weatherman Paul Mooney to help him deliver the forecast live on BBC TV’s flagship Look North evening news programme. As... Read more »
  • Apps Apps Everywhere! Friday, March 27th, 2015 - An increasing number of children have lost their creative imagination due to too much time being spent on their computer, Ipad, tablet, mobile phone. This could be said to be all down to social media! In particular we are meaning Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter. Apps. Apps. Everywhere. There are so many apps that are so easily... Read more »
  • What does Home mean to you? Friday, March 27th, 2015 - BBC Radio 3’s Alice Castle records Excelsior’s news bulletin   What does Home mean to you? Somewhere you live? Somewhere you feel loved? The pupils gave their thoughts to Alice Castle, freelance reporter, on the subject matter of ‘What home means to me’ – which will be broadcast on the BBC national station on Thursday... Read more »