BBC SCHOOL REPORT 2012-13
Foxwood Academy took part in the BBC School Report for the first time today. The students really got involved in the day and produced a lot of content. Some of the articles and videos are published on this page and more will be available in school. We would like to thank all the staff and students for their help especially those that agreed to be interviewed.
If you want to find out more general information about the BBC School Report see the BBC website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolreport/
Students have been researching a number of subject areas and below are a few of the reports they have made. Please note: some of the video files are quite big so may take a while to start playing.
- Written by Jess and Billy
Rumbletums Community Café is a supported training and work experience project for young people with a learning disability, some of whom may also have an additional physical disability.
The café opened on Victoria Street in Kimberley on 2nd July 2011.
"How did Rumbletums start and how is it run?"
"We currently have eight trustees who run the company and around 30 volunteers who do everything from administration and accounts through cooking and making coffee to cleaning and washing up. All of these people give their time voluntarily because they are committed to what we are trying to achieve. Most importantly though, we have 10 young people who are undertaking training and work experience with Rumbletums alongside the volunteers. They have contributed to the reputation we have already gained for excellent lunches, cakes and coffee." - Rumbletum Trustee
Many of the young people are either current or past students of Foxwood so we have a close relationship.
See the interview
Budget 2013: Motoring groups welcome decision to scrap fuel duty increase for the ‘hard-pressed’ driver.
The rise would have put around 3p a litre on to the already-high price of petrol and diesel at the pumps. Mr Osborne’s announcement, which had been widely expected, was welcomed by motoring groups.
Gareth has been asking how motorists feel about the change.
Watch Elliot's weather forecast with a difference
- Written by Bethan and Holly
GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCE DELAY TO CULLING OF BADGERS IN ENGLAND
The proposals would have seen thousands of badgers shot by trained marksmen in two pilot zones in the South West this autumn.
But the plan has been beset by problems. Surveys found more badgers that expected in the two areas, increasing the cost of the cull and making it more difficult to complete before badgers go underground for the winter.
Wildlife campaigners launched a last minute legal challenge, while an e-petition signed by more than 150,000 people spurred a parliamentary debate set for Thursday.
The proposals are designed to tackle the problem of TB in cattle, which cost more than £90m last year and led to 26,000 cattle being slaughtered.
- Written by Lizzie and Chris
NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK
Last week was National Apprenticeship week. However, students with Special Educational Needs have often struggled with gaining apprenticeships. Foxwood has launched a new initiative with Project Search. See the report by Lizzie and Chris below
- Written by Daniel
THE QUEEN VISITS LONDON TUBE
The Queen has visited Baker Street Underground station to celebrate the Tube’s 150th anniversary, her first public engagement in more than a week. The Duke of Edinburgh and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge joined her
Catherine was given a badge reading ‘baby on board’ during her visit, which the mother to be placed on her jacket.
She was shown a restored 1982 Tube and a new one named Queen Elizabeth II. It was all a bit different to a 1977 visit she made to open the Piccadilly Line extension to Heathrow