BBC Young Reporter 2019

It’s 6pm – we have your news headlines for Wednesday 6 March 2019. Today we have been taking part in BBC News Young Reporter, this special episode was all written, filmed, and presented today!

Sport News – Wednesday 6 March 2019

This story was written as part of BBC News Young Reporter Day on Wednesday 6 March 2019. 

Written by Irvine Welsh


On the 5 of March Ajax put 4 goals past Real Madrid to secure their place in the quarter finals of the champions league, stunning everyone at the Bernabeu. At the same time, Tottenham Hotspur cemented their place in the last 8 with a comfortable win away at Borussia Dortmund.

In the terms of Scottish football, Celtic are eight points clear at the top of the table with 10 games remaining, however they have tough fixtures left against Aberdeen and Rangers who’ll be looking to close the gap as quick as possible.

There’s also a big weekend in rugby, with Wales coming to Murrayfield, with the Welsh hoping to keep their place at the top of the Six Nations table. Italy will look to upset England at Twickenham, whilst France travel to Ireland for what is sure to be a thrilling weekend in rugby for all supporters.

Now to local sport, and Hawick boxing club’s Marcus Brogan journeyed to Ravenscraig to fight in the Open Schoolboy title however the judges harshly denied him the title in Ravenscraig.

On the 1stof march the annual Teviotdale Harriers cross-country championship took place. Irvine Welsh took the title with Robbie welsh and Rhys Elliot completing the podium. In the Girls Race 1stwas Ava Hughes, 2ndwas Chelsey Atkins and 3rd Lexie Keown.

Hawick United bounced back from two goals down to score 4 against Jed Legion at the weekend, making it into the semi-finals of the Beveridge Cup where they will now face their rivals from down the River Teviot, Hawick Waverly.

Pupils to receive iPads in new initiative

This story was written as part of BBC News Young Reporter Day on Wednesday 6 March 2019. 

Written by Irvine Welsh


All pupils in Hawick high school are going to have an iPad each.

Scottish Borders Council is spending 16million pounds for this project to get every pupil an iPad. So far Earlston are the only school to have got them we do not know exactly when Hawick high school are getting them but we definitely being issued with them.

The council says that “It’s a key part of the council’s learning strategy, and will transform teaching and learning in our schools for the benefit of young people now, and into the future.”

It comes after SBC’s recent budget announcement which also included two new primary schools within the region based at Earlston and Eyemouth, funding allocated for a new Galashiels Academy as well as acceleration for a new Hawick High School.

As well as high schools students getting iPads a ratio of 1 ipad to 5 primary pupils will also be issued

As much as the  iPads being handed out there will no apps downloaded by the user.

The plan is said to be rolled out within the next 2 years.