On Thursday 15th March, pupils at The Holgate Academy in Hucknall took part in the BBC School Report day,where they got the chance to research and produce articles about their passions as well as the opportunity to interview celebrities, footballers and local councillors.

The pupils wrote incredibly sophisticated articles tackling prominent issues in today’s society and their interview skills were fantastic. Rachel Riley (countdown) even praised our students on their interesting questions, saying they were much better than the usual ones she gets from journalists!

The highlight of the day for many pupils was interviewing Notts County footballers Lewis Alessandro and Shola Ameobi, who spoke to us about how they got into their careers and advised the pupils on how to succeed themselves.

Two lucky pupils were lucky enough to be invited to the Notts County press release ahead of the local derby on Saturday – aspiring journalists eat your heart out!

The day was enjoyed by all, and articles can be read on the Holgate website by clicking here. Well done, young reporters – watch this space!