BROADCASTERS of the future at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic High School have been trying their hand at radio presenting.

Key Stage 3 students took part in the BBC School Report, which involved 11 pupils producing a 15-minute broadcast.

The final piece was a culmination of weeks of hard work from the students who had to learn new writing skills, news gathering techniques and how to use new pieces of software.

After spending many hours after school as well as completing two training days at John Moores University and the Widnes City Learning Centre, the students worked from 8am to meet their 2pm deadline.

Split into two smaller news teams, the students produced hard-hitting stories on global warming, the General Election and policing. Some challenging questions were put to a host of interviewees, including a police inspector.

The group’s broadcast can be heard online by and clicking through to the BBC School Report link.