On Friday 5th May pupils set off to the Museum of Science & Industry to film a special report for BBC’s ‘The One Show’ – the topic ‘Fake News’.
The day began with pupils filming a series of vox pops with Joe Crowley and was followed by a discussion with Alistair, a social media expert who explained the majority of us are reading news on Facebook & Twitter. Its more likely articles we’re reading, believing and sharing is just not accurate – in fact its totally made up ie ‘Fake News’. Alistair explained there are clues to help establish whether a story is true or false and gave pupils a series of tips how they could spot fake news and read beyond the headlines, tips such as checking who the author is and establishing the authenticity before sharing it online.
At the start of the day pupils seemed a little nervous but gradually gained in confidence and experienced a terrific sense of achievement.
The BBC commented ‘We had a great day and thought the pupils were absolutely brilliant, really clued up before we even started and a real credit to the school’ A big thanks to Sian and Jo from the BBC for putting the students at ease it was a great first hand experience to see the real life workings of a TV crew.
A special thanks to Kate from the Museum of Science and Industry who looked after us and made sure we were watered and fed during downtime in filming. The full episode of the One Show scheduled the 9th May is available to download or watch on BBC IPlayer until the 6th June, in the meantime please have a look at a selection of ‘behind the scenes’ pictures from the day.