Students in the news as BBC team looks on

BBC Look North report live from Marden High School.
BBC Look North report live from Marden High School.

Television presenter Carol Malia went back to her academic roots for a special news day.

She visited Marden High School in North Shields to broadcast the local BBC news live as part of the corporation’s annual News School Report Day.

Throughout the day budding journalists, photographers, editors and film crew from the school worked shoulder to shoulder with the BBC.

They followed the students who were reporting live on the issues of the day, and provided them with professional tips and advice about the industry and how to get into it.

Assistant headteacher Joan Bloomfield, who co-ordinates the school’s involvement with BBC News School Report Day, said: “It’s a great opportunity for the students to learn about working in the media, and it also gives them a chance to be creative and independent, producing reports from stories they have chosen to cover.

“They always love taking part and were so excited when they heard that former Marden student Carol Malia and a BBC crew were coming to broadcast live from our Media Studio and to show off the great work they had produced.”