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“We need a respectful, mutual listening, free of ideology and predetermined agendas.” Pope Francis, Let us Dream, December 2020

Here’s the news from All Hallows, Macclesfield

The library of All Hallows Catholic College in Macclesfield, Cheshire, was transformed into a buzzing newsroom, as a group of budding journalists from Year 9 set about reporting the All Hallows news for BBC School Report!

There were five groups of students who all chose a different focus for their stories: World Book Day, a day in the life of All Hallows, the college farm, the trip to Italy and current world events.

The day required students to work cooperatively, to a tight deadline, in teams and manage the technology to script, film and edit their segments. The overwhelming feeling at the end of the day was one of achievement. Students said they enjoyed the experience and it was better than they expected.

Mrs Williams, the college’s assistant principal, led the day and felt it was a complete success. She said: “This is the first time I have ran the event and I was so impressed with the students’ collaboration and professionalism in producing the final reports.

“They should be very proud of what they have achieved.”

All the stories compiled by the students are available to watch on the school website at

For more on the BBC School Report see

Picture: Mrs Williams and some of the students who took part are pictured in the school library.