November 2015: Budding presenters take to the One Show set


STUDENTS got the chance to become presenters when they visited London.

Year 13 students from Haslingden High School studying Media and Business enjoyed a tour of the BBC Centre and got to see the One Show set in person.

Many were surprised at just how small the sets were.

Connor Wroe, 18, said: “We went to the bank of England and listened to a talk about the security of bank notes and they explained how the economy was boosted by quantitative easing.”

At the BBC, Elliott Gotts, 18, got the chance to become a weatherman and he found out just how hard the job was as the presentation is not scripted and has to be ad-libbed.

Bethany Beaton, 18, found the whole experience very useful as she is planning to study film and TV studies at university.

The group also went to the Science Museum, the London Eye, The Shard, saw a Remembrance parade, the House of Commons and got to go on a Boris bike.

Head of Business Studies Alison Maschiter-Coates said: “We took 19 students and three staff to London for three days and they were fab; I have never had such a good set of students.

“They were even complimented by the staff on Virgin Trains on how pleasant they were.”