PC students enjoyed their first taste of Broadcasting at BBC Young Reporter Festival of News in BBC Broadcasting House on 6th March 2019.

GCSE Journalism students and members of the Journalism Club participated in a range of broadcasting activities: reading the news, relishing the chance to get behind the studio cameras, getting in front of the green screen for weather news, getting kitted out for reporting from war zones, performing sports commentary, managing autocue and taking charge of the sound desk for live broadcasts in Studio 1 in BBC Broadcasting House.

Some students rose to the challenge of the live broadcast. Amy Hanna and Lucy Williamson did a live interview with BBC NI Aileen Moynagh on the BBC News Channel, supported by Amelie Dobson on the weather. Later, Lucy Quinn and Jonathan Reid had a live slot with Aileen Moynagh on the BBC Newsline programme live at 1.30pm.

Along with workshops with BBC reporter Helen Jones, Assistant Producer Eunan McConville and BBC NI Apprentice Jordan Kenny, students gained an insight into work and careers at the BBC.