BBC News School Report allows young people from across the UK to have the chance to make their own news to real deadlines and broadcast it to real audiences.

This past year, 11-14-year-old pupils from 40 schools in Scotland became school reporters on News Day in March. There was a variety of online, audio or film reports on a range of topics from moving to new school buildings, to island life.

Teachers were supported by online plans and materials as well as support from over 30 BBC staff and it’s hoped to encourage more schools to sign up for next year’s News Day on 11 March 2010.

The BBC would like teachers to sign up as soon as possible.