Thought for the week:
Event: St George’s Day (23rd April)
Quote: ‘The English nation is never so great as in adversity.’
Source: Benjamin Disraeli

The New Notts County Owner Alan Hardy Visits The Holgate Academy for our BBC School Report

The new Notts County owner, Alan Hardy, kindly visited us at The Holgate Academy earlier today on Thursday 16th March 2017 to take part in an interview for our BBC School Report. We asked him a series of questions in which he offered some really interesting answers. 

Firstly we asked him what made him fall in love with football, to which he replied ‘I have been playing football from a very young age, I first played for Priory Celtic at the age group of  U7-U11 this was when I was at Brookhill Leys Infant School before moving on to Clifton AW for U12, U13 and U14, I then signed for Mansfield town and went from there.’ It was interesting to see where he had come from as we both play football at a similar level now.

BBC School Reports from The Holgate Academy Visit the BBC Studio in Nottingham

Students from The Holgate Academy travelled to the BBC studio to see the journalists and presenters in action!
On Wednesday 15th March, four students went to the BBC Studios to find out what happens to produce the news. 
We saw the BBC go live and took a tour around the building, which was led by a lovely woman called Sandish. We looked around the studio and even got chance to use the blue screen that’s used for the weather. We were shown how everything works and how they prepare for the day; we met Sara Blizzard and Sarah Teale who talked us through their jobs and answered our questions. We were able to interview Ben Truslove about Local Live Online and discovered the pressures of being an online journalist.