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6th November 2017

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In an ever-evolving digital world staying safe online is paramount! As part of the Computing curriculum at Key Stage 3, students are introduced to Internet safety and how to be a good digital citizen. This term we have been exploring the dangers of social media, viruses, copyright laws and cyberbullying.

Thirty Year 8 students were given the incredible opportunity to visit Sky Studios to take part in an exciting educational experience where they created their very own TV report based on cyberbullying and social networking.

Students had the chance to work with amazing technology, including green screens, broadcast quality cameras and bespoke touch screen edit tables. In addition to this, they were given exclusive access to Sky Sports Studio and a tour of Sky HQ!

Prior to the trip students conducted extensive research into cyberbullying looking at how it affects the different people involved, the psychological effects and how to deal with cyberbullying. They carried out role-plays, handed out surveys and performed to their peers for the chance to go on the trip.

On the day of the trip, students were sent to four separate studios where they recorded and edited their news broadcast – all students had a vital role to play. Each studio had a mixture of newscasters, location reporters, editors, producers, cameraperson and scriptwriters. Teamwork really did make the dream work!

The trip organiser - Ms Ali said:

"It was a great trip that gave students an insight into how broadcast studios work and the technology and hard work that goes into a recording. I am so proud of all the students and the work they have completed."

Click here to watch the students broadcast on our school YouTube page.

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