Students from Elgin High School have been involved with making the news for real on 16th March 2018. Below you will find  interviews with Robbie Collie and Gregor Ewan as well as the BBC News School Report regarding sport within Scotland conducted by  Ally, Kayleigh, Josh, Robbie and Maciej.

On Wednesday 7th February, S2 elective students who are taking part in the BBC School News Report and focusing on sport in Scotland were lucky enough to meet and interview Elgin's own Gregor Ewan, a member of the GB Paralympic Curling team, before he jets off to Pyeongchang to compete in the Winter Olympics.

Gregor was an inspirational figure: telling us how he first got into curling, his training regime, and what it's like to compete at international level. Thoroughly enjoyable and informative in good measure!

Robbie Collie Article

BBC News School Report gives 11-16 year-old students in the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience.

Using lesson plans and materials from the BBC website, and with support from BBC staff and partners, teachers help students develop their journalistic skills to become School Reporters.

In March, schools take part in an annual News Day, simultaneously creating video, audio and text-based news reports, and publishing them on a school website, to which the BBC aims to link. Last year more than 1,000 schools across the UK took part on School Report, on the biggest ever School Report News Day.  

Gregor Ewan Interview Gregor Ewan Article Sport in Scotland Report

Everyone knows football is one of the most popular of sports in Scotland. Yet, our national team have not been hot for the last twenty years. Is it because we prefer to be spectators rather than players? Or is there something wrong with Scottish football at grass roots level? To investigate further, we visited Borough Briggs, the home stadium of Elgin City football club. Robbie hope, manager of the Football Academy, was able to tell us quite a bit about their youth programme running for 7-19 year olds so they can get into football.

To see what else we discovered please read the Sport in Scotland report.

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