School Report

School Report 2018

BBC News School Report

Unfortunately due to the adverse weather conditions which forced the college to be closed from 28th February to 2nd March, this year’s School Report will now not be produced. We hope to be back with a new School Report in 2019. In the meantime you can check out our reports from previous years below.

School Report 2017

This year we had some fantastic entries for BBC School Report. After careful deliberation it was decided that our winner was Jacob. Jacob stood out from the other candidates in Year 7 with an emotive and personal report on ‘Down Syndrome’. His report included factual information about the syndrome and details of his personal experience. A well-deserved winner.

Filming of the report took place on Tuesday 28th February. Jacob drafted his script in order to make it newsroom friendly, and managed to complete filming in only three takes! A true professional.

It was a pleasure to work with Jacob on this project. He demonstrated levels of maturity beyond his years and I really enjoyed listening to his stories about the lovely family he enjoys spending time with. I am sure they will all be very proud of his achievements in the Minsthorpe newsroom. Well done Jacob.

Mrs Deakin

School Report 2016

This year our BBC School Report winner was Ella. Ella stood out from the other candidates in Year 7 when she submitted a topical report on ‘Young Carers’. Her report was well researched and thought provoking. She was a well-deserved winner.

Filming of the report took place on Thursday 25th February. Ella drafted her script in order to make it newsroom friendly. She also interviewed a Young Carer who attends Minsthorpe Community College and our very own Mrs Collins; who is responsible for the Safeguarding of our students.

Ella is probably one of the most hard working and conscientious students I have had the pleasure to work with in my many years here at Minsthorpe. I was very proud of Ella’s achievement in the Minsthorpe newsroom – she was a star!

Mrs Deakin

School Report 2015

Year 7 Students immerse themselves in reporting today’s current affairs that matter the most to them: eSafety, Road Safety and Smoking.

Today, on the BBC News School Report Day, five budding young journalists worked hard to create their scripts, develop their presentation and interview techniques and meet tough deadlines. The College motto of ‘Always believe you can achieve’ really was evident today! Well done to all involved.

Mrs Adams, Mrs Deakin and Miss Rodgers


A special report on eSafety featuring an interview with eSafety Co-ordinator Mr Benson.

Road Safety

A special report on Road Safety featuring an interview with Associate Principal Mrs Fairhurst.


A special report on Smoking featuring an interview with Assistant Principal Mrs Adams.