Today has been another fantastic BBC School Report day and as usual the bar was once again raised as St George’s Academy held its own version of Question Time consisting of prospective parliamentary candidates for various constituencies across Lincolnshire. Members of the panel represented Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, the Green Party and UKIP, who sat alongside our very own Principal.
Some of the questions which the pupils raised were
- Will the changes in the exam system mean that children will find GCSEs and A-levels much harder to pass in future and is that fair?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of staying in the EU?
- Should MPs be allowed to have second jobs?
And finally, Joshua wanted the answer to a question that had been puzzling him for a while… When lightning hits the sea why don’t all the fish die?
Following the Q&A session, our eager reporters recorded interviews with them in the Academy TV studio. Our Student reporters have also been busy creating video reports, which included a number of book reviews (something the Academy is very keen to promote following the success of our Accelerated Reading Scheme and our recent expansion of the Library on our Ruskington Campus). They also found the time to make a newsletter to celebrate all the things happening across the Academy.
Students & Staff used the BBC School News day to record their own Book Reviews which they hope will continue as part of a Book Club to promote the joy of reading. Click on a link below to hear a review:
|Review 1: On The Road Bike by Ned Boulting||Review 6: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green|
|Review 2: Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell||Review 7: Death's Shadow by TJ Hamilton|
|Review 3: Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine||Review 8: Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck|
|Review 4: Black Beauty by Anna Sewell||Review 9: Animal Farm by George Orwell|
|Review 5: Centurion by Simon Scarrow||Review 10: Ratburger by David Walliams|