MEDIA savvy students at Pedmore Technology College and Community School once again became reporters for the day as part of the BBC News School Report.

Aspiring journalists researched, wrote and published news stories online to deadline and a small group of lucky youngsters in year eight were invited to broadcast for one hour at the BBC with pupils taking on the roles of presenter, researcher, writer and reporter.

One student, Willow Markham, even had chance to interview Tony Hall – the director general of the BBC.

Carly Davis, a teacher from Pedmore's English department and co-ordinator of Pedmore's News Report said: "This year has been a truly unforgettable experience for our students involved in the project and our school as a whole.

“To have the opportunity to broadcast on national radio is so rare and our team really made the most of it.

“They have worked so hard preparing for the broadcast and it really paid off. "They did such a professional job and we are very proud of their achievement.”

To see some of the work the students produced as part of the BBC initiative click here.