BBC School Report
14th March 2018
Finally the day is here!
Fairlands' BBC News School Report 2018 team have produced their BBC news report.
The project's main focus this year was fake news.
The team have interviewed members of the public, liaised with teachers and even worked alongside BBC to produce this fantastic report.
I hope that you enjoy what they have produced and that you learn a little more about what fake news actually is; and how to protect yourselves from this type of bias media.
Finally I would like to say a huge congratulations to the 2018 team, as I am incredibly proud of their team work and work ethic.
7th March 2018
It is that time again!
Fairlands Middle School is taking part in the BBC News School Report project 2018. This year's focus is FAKE NEWS.
In preparation for the team's 2018 report they have painstakingly completed lots of community research, enjoyed a specialised BBC News workshop with Mr Corp and even held an assembly for the year five and six pupils.
Be sure to watch the Fairlands team participate in BBC News School Report on March 16th available from the BBC and Fairlands' website.
The 2018 BBC News School Report team were lucky enough to have a specialised BBC News workshop with a BBC representative, Andy Corp.
The team learnt the ins and outs of news reporting including ICT skills, preparation and research.
In the BBC workshop the team worked on producing a news report which focused on the new gaming craze - Live Streaming.
The end product shows just how much effort the team has put in to being part of BBC News School Report.
Enjoy watching and hopefully it will spark debates amongst the pupils of Fairlands.
7th March 2018
Fairlands Middle School is, again, taking part in the BBC News School Report project.
The 2018 team set themselves an aim to get the BBC News School Report project recognised by all pupils in Fairlands'. They hoped to do this by becoming more involved with the school curriculum.
One of the team's projects this year has focussed on interviewing members of staff about their experiences with tectonic activity, fitting in with the year 8 geography curriculum.
Alongside this, be sure to watch the Fairlands team participate in BBC News School Report on March 16th available from the BBC and Fairlands' website.
Below are some of the team's interviews.
16th March 2017
Fairlands Middle School BBC News School Report students have spent many terms investigating different stories to form their report.
After much deliberation in choosing a topic to research, it was finally decided to make it a whole school decision through a student vote. The winning topic was "A day in the life of a Middle School".
The students felt that Middle Schools are so unique and do a great job in the local community that they wanted to showcase what they have to offer.
The whole project has been student led with minimal teacher input. All interviews, conduct and filming have been the students choice.
I hope you find it as engaging and interesting as they have.
I am extremely proud of each individual and what they have achieved through commitment and hard-work to make such a successful report.
Miss I C Brewster
6th January 2017 'Homework Debate'
Fairlands Middle School's latest broadcast addresses the "Homework Debate". The team were interested to find out different results from each year group, teachers and parents so they undertook various types of research to assist their project. The year five focus was that of 'what subject regularly set homework', the year six focus was on 'emotions related to completion of homework', year seven 'the time spent completing each homework' and year eight 'emotions related to homework being set'. Many students felt angry and upset when homework was set, but when it was completed relief and satisfaction prevailed. Findings show that homework was more often than not set to consolidate learning and develop independent educational skills in the core subjects. The homework debate still continues. Stay tuned for future broadcasts. Fairlands BBC News School Report team.