BBC School News Report Day 2014

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Thursday 27th March was Harrogate Grammar School’s BBC School Report Day! This is a national event, with hundreds of schools from around the country participating live on this one day. From Harrogate Grammar School, our news team of creative Year 9 pupils brought you the very BEST in local, national and international news.
We used this website to broadcast articles, videos, podcasts and images live from our newsroom. We broadcast live between 14:00 and 15:30 on the day, but you can see all the news and reviews produced by our young Year 9 journalists saved on this page. You can also see a diary describing how it all happened “behind the scenes”!

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Tour De France Tree (Fiona)

Due to the Tour De France coming through Harrogate this summer, many things have been done to mark it. On a more arty approach to it, a dead Elm tree, which is estimated to be around 100 years old, has been cut down and sculpted. The bass relief pictures show a cyclist, and the worlds “Tour De France” and “2014” to mark the date. The elm tree is just outside Betty’s tea room, on the Stray. The artist Mick Burns used a chainsaw to create this beautiful art, to mark this great event, in a more creative way.

Banksy Art in Harrogate? (Fiona)

New graffiti has been appearing in Harrogate town centre, which distinctively looks like world famous Banksy’s art. A local shop owner noticed it outside his shop in town, and has since seen many people taking photos of it. Banksy is world famous for his different graffiti, often easily recognised and is also famous for remaining anonymous. Due to the graffiti possibly being of great value and popularity, it could attract more people to the area. Opposing views see it as a mess, some see it as an eyesore, because it stands out and makes a statement. It will appeal to the more creative minds, as it is current and modern, and so many people don’t see it as art. It is of great interest to the younger generation, and also to local artists, as having famous artwork locally is an important thing.

HGS News: Myddleton Grange (Qian and Ellen)

Myddelton Grange is a musical residential trip and it’s in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. Harrogate Grammar School took part in this and they had The Wind Band, Jazz Ensemble, The Barbershop, The Choir and the BTEC 13. After the hugely successful (as always) residential, the music students are about to put on a concert for their parents and friends. The residential is an annual festivity, three nights in the Yorkshire Dales in a small, homely youth retreat where you practice music. This year there was the choir, barbershop group, jazz and wind bands and main orchestra in attendance. The residential was a massive success and so will the concert next week!

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