Nine girls from Sir John Gleed School make national news

News girls: Back (from left) ' Rebecca Loveridge, Izzy King, Ellie Doubleday, Harriet Moore; front ' Sophie Bellamy, Amy Wantling, Sophie Rodgers, Amana Maciejska and Emma Gregory. Photo (MIKE DAVISON): SG150312-01MD
News girls: Back (from left) ' Rebecca Loveridge, Izzy King, Ellie Doubleday, Harriet Moore; front ' Sophie Bellamy, Amy Wantling, Sophie Rodgers, Amana Maciejska and Emma Gregory. Photo (MIKE DAVISON): SG150312-01MD

NINE newshounds from the Sir John Gleed School girls’ campus took part in a day of nationwide newsgathering for the BBC News School Report.

Several of their top stories appeared on a national website, including one recently reported by us about their science teacher, Keeley Arundel-McConachie, who has become a part-time lead educator with the National Space Academy.

The Spalding school’s reporters also focused on some stories that have been hitting the local headlines and interviewed shopkeepers to seek their views on development plans for Holland Market.

English teacher Amanda Gray, who coordinated the news team, said: “I just think they were fantastic. They came in at 7.30am and they were working hard creating their own news stories until 2.30pm.”

Schools up and down the country took part in the news day, which has been running for several years, but this is the first time Gleed pupils have been involved.