On the ‘Hetty Feather’ set
The BBC visit took place on the 4th of April, when the press team (the group who put together this newsletter) got the chance to see how this branch of the media works.
As part of the visit, we went to the CBBC section of the studios which is where we did our own Diddy Dick and Dom show and where we saw part of the Wolfblood set. Then we learnt some interesting facts for example that the big fluffy boom microphone is called the ‘dead cat ’and a small microphone a ‘dead kitten’. (No cats were harmed in the writing of this article). As well as that, we were able to learn the secrets of the BBC’s studios.
We got to see the BBC Newcastle part of the studios and sit in the news presenters seat to have a little of the small screen experience. We all got to sit on the team talk sofa where the ‘soft news’ is presented from. Some of us got to present some fake news and weather forecasts and the others made a haunted house radio episode – an ironing board made the sound of a garden gate and a shaken pillow the sound of a flying bird!
There were 16 people on the trip and this is what some of them had to say:
Izzy from 8KP – “It was a great experience and I really enjoyed seeing how everything worked and how amazing it is.”
Tom from 5SL – “It was brilliant! I enjoyed going round the studios. 10/10 every time.”
Joseph from 5SL – “I liked when we got to make sound effects.” and you never know some of us might end up on the TV in the future
Tarika from 5SL – “I liked it when we got to take the organs out of the mummy.”
We all agreed -IT WAS AWESOME! (and you never know some of us might end up on the TV in the future)
By Jack, Joseph and Tom Year 5
Our own Diddy Jack and Samaha!
At the ‘hard news’ desk
Making a radio programme
We made it back alive!!