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The mobile blog of the BBC & Creative Partnerships Making Connections project in Sheffield, England.

Teenagers from Sheffield will be reporting on Sheffield Children's Festival and other news throughout July 2007.

The students are from Firth Park, Handsworth Grange, Myers Grove and Newfield schools in Sheffield and have been working with a BBC journalist since January 2007.

This full time news blog is their work experience.

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The views expressed are those of the participating students and not the BBC.


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Myers Grove School and Wisewood School merger: Our views

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What do students at Myers Grove think about the controversial proposed merger of their school with Wisewood? We find out.

History: Past or present?

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Fewer than one in three school pupils are choosing to study history after the age of 13 according to an Ofsted report. So we took our own quiz onto the streets of Sheffield to find out what people know about

Our week at the BBC

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Our flood story

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Myers Grove students' personal experiences of being caught up in last
month's flood in Sheffield.

Teenage crime victims

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Everyone in our class knows someone who has been the victim of crime. We wanted to know how safe teenagers at Myers Grove school feel on the streets of Sheffield. Watch our video to find out the views of teenage crime victims and the police.

Has the smoking ban affected teen smokers?

A lot of people think that the smoking ban just affects the older generation
but we think it affects the younger generation as well. Listen to smokers'
views on the smoking ban. We asked them how they feel about not been able
to smoke in public places.
19th Jul 2007, 13:04   comments (1)

Myers gets physical

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Myers Grove Sports Day 2007
For the second year running, Myers Grove has held its annual Sports Day at Woodbourn Road. After taking over the city's transport to arrive there, the events got underway, despite the rain. Holly, Bwalya and Curtis report.

MGS takes over the BBC

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We are students from Myers Grove School. We are on a week-long placement
with the BBC, putting our media skills into practice. We've come down to BBC
Radio Sheffield on Shoreham Street to produce journalism relevant to our

Throughout the week, 12 students will be doing a number of different
activities involving different media skills. For example, reporting,
researching, videoing and editing. We hope to produce a number of short

Also on Thursday we will be viewing a documentary about our Steel City
Shorts project - a series of films we made with the BBC and broadcast to
people's mobile phones in June - at the Showroom Cinema.

Meet the crew:

Kim - 15 - Likes dancing and being loud. Dislikes trains

Georgia - 15 - Likes chilling out. Dislikes trains.

Katrina - 15 - Likes being with friends. Dislikes spiders.

Mark - 15 - Likes girls. Dislikes Salman.

Joe - 15 - Likes skateboarding. Dislikes Mark (because he's got good hair).

Curtis - 15 - Likes the word cheese, editing videos and Man Utd. Dislikes

Holly - 15 - Likes Leeds United. Dislikes hoovers, frogs and trains.

Emma - 15 - Likes The Monkees. Dislikes wearing heels.

Bwalya - 15 - Likes dancing. Dislikes dogs and spiders.

Salman - 15 - Likes Man Utd. Dislikes Joe.

Adam - 15 - Likes Ice Hockey. Dislikes spiders.

Lisa - 15 - Likes hair straighteners. Dislikes lorries.

Mr H - 26 - Likes rugby and snowboarding. Dislikes snooker and slugs.
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