Students from this school made the news for real on 21 March 2013 when they took part in BBC News School Report.

Here is the link to the highlights of the BBC show that Jaemal Fergus and Sofia De Freitas took part in.


Thursday, 21 March - BBC News Day

Thursday, 21 March, was BBC News Day. Our school reporters spent the day making the news along with thousands of schools around the country.

Jaemal Fergus and Sofia De Freitas, both in Year 10, appeared in an 'Education Special' filmed live from the BBC. Jaemal anchored the programme and Sofia asked a Professor of Education why more money and resources had not been injected into schools in areas affected by the London riots.

In school several students from the BBC report club took part in our first annual BBC News Day. St Thomas More school reporters spent the day busily editing and recording to publish a video onto the BBC website for the deadline of 14.00.

The stories covered by the report include: what it means for our school to become an Academy, the Sixth Form football team winning the Middlesex Cup, a weather forecast presented by two Year 10 students and our responses to the Budget.

A student from Year 10, Litica Gyawu commented: “It was fun and a great experience”.

A student from Year 10, named Raven-Simone Betts said: “I learnt new skills, it was pretty amazing. I loved editing each report”

A student from Year 7, named Mayarose Asaro recounted “I enjoyed today because I was able to work with other year groups also, I got to perform a lead role as an anchor”.

It was a very successful day. We all enjoyed it. This was a great day for the school and our pupils.

Follow the ‘BBC News Final Programme’ link above to watch our report now!

Laura-Grace Nevers and Opeyemi Adewuyi (Year 10)

Wednesday, 20 March 2013


Budding Journalists Venture to the BBC Studios

The BBC School Reporters were privileged to be invited to an exclusive pilot  tour of the brand new BBC studios in Regent Street.  As we entered the refurbished Broadcasting House a "WOW" was heard from everyone's mouths.  What first appeared to be a new building, we soon learned, had an amazing historical legacy.  For example, the statue of Prospero from Shakespeare's The Tempest, which George Reith commissioned to represent the magic of broadcasting.

As soon as we entered we found out that the building is a lot stronger as it seemed to be, it was bombed in World War II.  We then entered the recording studios and were fortunate to record a small play - with sound effects and all!!

"Most Exciting Bits!!"

The most exciting part of our tour was when we went to the studio where the News anchors sit and inform us all about what's going on in the world.  We even sat on the set and recorded our own report.

Crystal struggled reading the weather!

It was a fantastic day which really geared us up for our News Day Report.

BBC School Reporters