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BBC News School Report Day March 2017

Whitgift took part in the 11th annual BBC News School Report day, where children from more than 900 secondary schools from around the country participated, in March 2017. The Journalism Club presented a varied and professional report about the latest Whitgift news and current affairs. Topical items included:

  • The Southern Rail dispute
  • A roundtable discussion on whether mobile phones are useful or dangerous in schools
  • A report on the victorious Whitgift U13 National Schools Cup rugby team

And interviews with:

  • Old Whitgiftian, Chris Trott, a UK Special Representative for Sudan and South Sudan, on the famine currently affecting South Sudan
  • Mr Andy Hunt, Head of Languages, regarding the aftermath of the UK’s decision to exit the EU and the effect this will have on language learning in schools
  • Lower Sixth Former, Dominic Alting von Geusau, to discuss the Dutch election result
  • Old Whitgiftian, Ollie Stoten, who was part of a six-man team of British Army Reserves who reached the geographic South Pole unsupported

Watch the highlights from the day below.


  • BBC News School Report, March 2017
  • BBC News School Report, March 2017
  • BBC News School Report, March 2017
  • BBC News School Report, March 2017

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