NBH Senior Students Report for BBC News
The BBC School Report is an exciting opportunity for senior school students aged 11-16 to pen their own news stories for a genuine audience. In 2015, over 1,000 secondary schools across the UK produced news stories for the BBC’s website. This year, North Bridge House Senior School students are having their say and participating in the award-winning project for the first time.
North Bridge House Senior School students have chosen to research and report on Syrian refugees being housed in Camden.
Camden Local Council has recently begun the process of housing refugees in the borough. Arriving from the Middle East, the refugees have faced numerous obstacles whilst attempting to escape the conflict in Syria. Upon arriving in London, they require housing, education and healthcare, as well as other basic necessities. However, they’ve received a warm welcome from the local community, who have been helping them to settle in.
Our students have been exploring the impacts of the refugee crisis and how the borough of Camden has been addressing the issue. They’ve also researched thoroughly into the community’s contribution to the welfare of the refugees. As part of this report, they have interviewed James Mackie, a charity worker for Holy Cross Centre Trust and Sally Gimson, a member of the Camden Council.
Watch our video report
Put together by our budding young journalists, this is North Bridge House Senior students reporting on the housing of Syrian refugees in Camden, North London.