BBC School Report


BBC School Report day - Thursday 10 March 2016

The Kings and Queens News Team swapped their classroom for the newsroom on Thursday 10 March 2016 when they took part in this year's BBC News School Report.

This year The Kings and Queens News Team took up the story of The Roxy Cinema in Axbridge. One of the smallest non-commercial cinemas that happens to be in one of the smallest towns in the country and neighbouring village to Cheddar.

As well as a sparkling future, the Roxy has a history. It used to be the Red Lion Public House serving the people of Axbridge for 250 years before present day owners Juliet and David Maclay bought it in 1997. Thanks to them and a team of volunteers including former Aardman Animations set designer and close friend and neighbour Sarah Laborde the Roxy was born.

A unique and intimate space with 32 seats and devoted to Art Deco cinemas of the past, the Roxy is now seeking funds for necessary maintenance and a new outside canopy.

Using the modern day phenomena of online Crowdfunding they have a week to go to raise the total £7,000 before the deadline on 17 March 2016. Will this story have a happy ending...?

The Team went to Axbridge to find out more.



Milking the Money Revisited - Tuesday 8 March 2016

The Kings and Queens News Team were recently asked by Radio 4's Farming Today programme to revisit their BBC School News Report story from March 2015 entitled Milking the Money. This entailed another trip to the local farm to speak to the farmer who is facing difficulties with the falling milk price; as well as speaking to some young farmers, and interviewing local MP James Heappey.

This is the full version of their report and a shorter feature will be aired on the report day on Farming Today on Thursday 10 March 2016 at 5.45am