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BBC School Report

In Bexleyheath Academy, the Year 8 English class - 8wn/En1 - has been lucky enough to participate in the BBC School Report 2017. We have been given one day a week (Friday) to discuss worldwide news with our peers and some staff. Doing this exciting project, it will help us improve listening, speaking and writing skills. It will also improve our filming skills and make us more confident with the camera.

The BBC school report is a project that runs for 12 weeks, allowing students to be real reporters reporting on real life issues.

Many times before, 8wn/En1 have been to computer room to research and share the headlines we could make into articles for the School Report. 

The BBC School Report website, has given lots of tips and tricks on how to create the best articles and become secure with how to put our knowledge into the reports. Our class teacher, Miss Selby, has been helping us from the start of our project and will be until the end.

Be on the lookout for more articles discussing issues about depression, teen health, what our principal thinks of the new US president and more!

Thank you for taking the time to read our introductory paragraphs and make sure you check out our page for new reports and stories on the latest news.

Thank you.

Francesca and Ellie

Chief Editors of the BA School Reports


posted 16 Mar 2017, 09:08 by Samantha Selby   [ updated 17 Mar 2017, 02:08 by ]

How do you look after your wellbeing?

You are not alone

posted 2 Feb 2017, 10:50 by Samantha Selby   [ updated 6 Feb 2017, 06:24 by ]

Mental health is a disorder which affects a person's well being; it can influence their behaviour or thinking. 1 in 10 teenagers in the UK are affected by mental illness. This includes anxiety and depression, which we explore in our report.

For further information, please refer to the websites below:

The New Kids in Town

posted 30 Jan 2017, 06:32 by Samantha Selby   [ updated 30 Jan 2017, 06:40 by ]

Miss Selby's 8wn/En1 class have taken over the BBC School Report project this year. We are looking into mental health issues in teenagers and will be posting a report shortly. Watch this space and look out for the news from BA.

Quiet Class!

posted 10 Mar 2016, 04:16 by Samantha Otoo   [ updated 10 Mar 2016, 04:16 by ]

Here is a story that people never hear about. The story of the quiet children.  The children that are ignored while the noisy grab all the attention of teachers and adults.

The phrase the quiet kid can become quite offensive to children who are quiet in class. Children in the class who aren’t as loud as some of the other kids feel like they get ignored and left out. But we are the sensible ones and we want our voices heard!

 There are many reasons for example introversion, reflectiveness, talent, learning styles and shyness.

The most annoying thing about being the quiet kid is that we don’t get any praise for being quiet. But when the noisiest doesn’t talk for one lesson they get lots of praise. We the quiet ones don’t get anything; no house points; not a phone call home; no glowing reports.

     In many ways we are model pupils. We do not hurl abuse at the teacher, we do not start fights in lessons and above all, we are quiet. We pupils are the ones who do not cause trouble. But because we rarely participate, are not often at the forefront of teacher’s minds. When staff are just trying to get through a lesson with no one setting light to the curtains, there will be some quiet, average pupils who become “invisible”.

Reported By Frankie 

Dealing with Dyslexia

posted 10 Mar 2016, 03:11 by Samantha Otoo   [ updated 10 Mar 2016, 03:44 by ]

Too Cool to Conform?

posted 10 Mar 2016, 02:44 by Samantha Otoo   [ updated 10 Mar 2016, 03:04 by ]

 On the 21st January 2016, we interviewed our head mistress, Mrs Atkinson, on the topic ‘is it cool to conform?’ We set off to her office to ask her a few questions regarding her opinion on trends.

We asked her why she thought children bought designer things to school and stated ‘that it could be due to peer pressure, to show wealth and to be a trend-setter’. We agree with this point because we witnessed it in our playground.

 Due to this, our head mistress banned brands such as Converse shoes and Vans. However many students have simply found an alternative and lo and behold everyone is wearing Loafers or Kickers.

Trends change quickly because people are teenagers want to copy. They feel safe when they are carbon copies of each other, maybe because they can blend in with each other. But is this right?

 Companies are offering new trends more than ever.  we are almost suffocated by choice. They are aware that people wear trends to either fit in, for confidence, to show off or some people haven’t found their true identity and they are exploiting this.

One thing we did find humorous  from our interview was that at we noticed  our Head discreetly moving her Louis Vuitton bag out of our view.

Maybe we gave her something to think about.

By Shivani, Bella and Bunmi

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