Diss and Attleborough students take part in news day

Students from Attleborough and Diss high schools became journalists for the day by taking part in the BBC's School Report project.

Pupils joined 30,000 children across the country to get involved in the annual event by putting together radio and television news reports.

Thirteen year 9 students at Diss High School were selected to participate in the school report day and received some top tips from Radio Norfolk and Look East presenter Louise Priest.

Students produced television and radio bulletins on stories about the possible closure of Diss Youth Resource Base, the effects of the Japan earthquake, as well as the growing come back of the Rubik's Cube at the high school.

Student Frankie Moore was also interviewed live on Radio Norfolk by Louise Priest on the day and the radio team's bulletin was played on her morning show.

Year 8 students at Attleborough High School received advise from BBC Look East Producer Sally Beadle during their school report day. Four pupils also went to the BBC studios to carry out a live radio interview with the presenter Jeremy Vine.

Assistant headteacher Carmina McConnell said: 'This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to hone their research and writing skills. At Attleborough we always welcome experiences that enhance the curriculum; this gives students a real insight into the world of working in a news environment.'