Students at Norbury High School for Girls have taken part in this year’s BBC Young Reporter competition, a journalism and media project which supports young people in developing content creation skills, learning about careers in broadcasting and sharing their own stories. Students at the academy have crafted original story ideas based on this year’s theme, Me and My World.
Entrants compete to have their story produced with the help of BBC journalists, producers and programme makers for broadcast on TV, radio, social media or online.
The work by Norbury High students Hannah Aboobaker, Hafsa Fatima, Hiba Fatima, Emma Ndiaye, Isha Razia, Eman Rizwan, Tooba Salman and Aizza Shahid dealt with complex issues in an intelligent way. Topics discussed included Asperger’s Syndrome, the experience of being a woman, the cost of living crisis, beauty bias, cancer, laughter, mental health and phone addiction.
Mr Wooper, the students’ English teacher, said he was impressed with the standard of work. “The BBC’s Young Reporter competition provides an excellent opportunity for the girls to focus on in-depth reporting while learning more about an important and rewarding career,” he said.