BBC News Report


BBC News School Report gives 11-16 year-old students in the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience.

Pupils from this school will be making more news for real on 16 March 2017 as they take part in BBC News School Report again. We aim to publish the news by 1600 GMT on the News Day, so please save this page as a favourite and return to it later.  In the meantime, take a look at what our pupils produced last year by clicking on the archive button.


  • Magic Weekend for Excelsior pupils at Rugby League showcase Thursday, May 26th, 2016 - Excelsior Academy pupils turned sports reporters for the day with a VIP welcome at Rugby League’s showcase event at St James’ Park. Peter Lumbard, Allan Sanca Gomes and Manar Alkour were given a guided tour of Newcastle United’s stadium and access to the mixed zone area to interview top players alongside sports journalists. Rugby Football... Read more »
  • Excelsior pupils get front row seats for Angelina Jolie BBC speech Monday, May 16th, 2016 - Budding journalists from Newcastle’s Excelsior Academy were VIP guests today at a BBC keynote speech by Hollywood star and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie, broadcast live to millions across the globe. The six students were in a specially invited audience at BBC Broadcasting House in London to hear her talk about the global refugee crisis.... Read more »
  • THIS MAKES US! Pupils show what they’re made of in powerful multilingual performance. Thursday, March 10th, 2016 - February saw the end of a creative writing project in Collingwood School which was culminated in the performance of This Makes Me, a multilingual spoken word symphony, performed in some of our school’s many languages. An astonishing 150 students from years 8 and 9 in Collingwood School took part in the Young Writers’ City project,... Read more »
  • Is another Magpie about to fly the nest? Thursday, March 10th, 2016 - We are Konrad and Tyler and this is our report on the current Newcastle United situation… If McLaren leaves the Magpies, who should be the new Magpies manager? Should he even leave? After a bad beginning of the season, the Magpies were dropped into a terrible position of 19th place. After another defeat and losing... Read more »
  • Diversity Thursday, March 10th, 2016 - For School report we looked at the diverse community we have here at Excelsior Academy. We discovered that half of our pupils are from different countries therefore meaning we are learning in a culturally enriched environment with nearly 50 different languages being spoken thought out the Academy. We interviewed a number of pupils to ask... Read more »
  • Are your lights out? Thursday, March 10th, 2016 - This month is national bed month! That’s right a whole dedicated to our favourite place, to our favourite hobby! Our bed! The NCSR are studying sleep and people’s sleeping patterns as part of a university study. This is linked to national bed month as the campaign is aimed to encourage people to do what they... Read more »
  • The Curious Incident of Autism at Excelsior Thursday, March 10th, 2016 - Autism is a disorder that affects how a person communicates and how they form relationships with other people. Often, people with autism cannot relate easily with other people and the outside world. While some people with autism can cope relatively well with the disorder, others require a significant amount of support with day to day... Read more »
  • THIS MAKES US! On the big screen! Thursday, March 10th, 2016 - Even though the writing project has ended in Collingwood School, the pupils are continually working hard on the next phase: a short film of their work. Pupils have just finished recording their raps ‘This makes me’ and ‘When I wake up’ with talented and respected music producer, Andy Lovegrove. Our lucky pupils were treated to... Read more »
  • Excelsior pupils make BBC headlines as reporters for the day Thursday, March 10th, 2016 -   The reporting skills of Excelsior pupils turned journalists are taking top billing on BBC Radio Newcastle’s airwaves today. Listeners heard a report from Year 7 youngsters examining the diversity of cultures which underpin school life at Excelsior Academy. Executive Principal Craig Taylor was also interviewed live by BBC reporter Emma Wass into Alfie and... Read more »
  • Excelsior cub reporters take over the mic for BBC News School Report Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 - Budding Excelsior newshounds are making the headlines – and delivering the news – as part of BBC School Report. Pupils Courtney, Ellie, Michael and Joe  joined BBC broadcast journalist Emma Wass at Newcastle Cat and Dog Shelter and Animal Sanctuary to compile a report on their heart warming work. The pupils took over the microphone... Read more »

For more information on the BBC School News Report, visit their website here