BBC Young Reporter

BBC Young Reporter 2020-21

Welcome to the Hitchin Boys’ School BBC Young Reporter home page. A team of students will be regularly contributing both written and video reports on a wide range of topics. If you would like to get involved, please contact Miss Waller in the English Department.

What is BBC Young Reporter?

“BBC Young Reporter is about tapping into what really matters to young people, and giving them an opportunity and a platform to tell their stories.” -Tony Hall, BBC Director-General

What is the aim of BBC Young Reporter?

BBC Young Reporter aims to educate and inform young people about the news and the world around them by giving them the opportunity to produce their own reports. It allows young people to inform a real audience about the subjects and stories that matter to them on BBC platforms and programmes.

How do the young people benefit?

Teachers tell us that taking part in BBC Young Reporter supports a range of learning. For example, by helping students to develop their ability to work in teams, manage their time, conduct research, communicate effectively and think critically. Young people can also develop their media-literacy skills and they get the opportunity to do hands-on media production – from writing a story for a website to recording and editing video. It is also a chance for young people to discuss the responsibilities involved in broadcasting their work to a wider audience.