Monday, 7 November 2016

Year 7 student reporter works with BBC staff to report on Coventry City

Written by Holly, Year 7 student reporter

It was Tuesday 1st November 2016. Mrs Nguyen and Sam, our Year 7 student reporter, arrived at the Ricoh Arena at 5:30pm. There was to be a football match between Coventry City, the sky blues, against Chesterfield.

Outside the weather was very cold but dry. It’s November time after all. Mrs Nguyen said her knowledge of football wasn’t as knowledgeable as Albert Einstein’s! We laughed when we heard what she said.

However Mrs Nguyen and Sam were very excited to be able to watch the match sitting in the Ricoh Arena Press Box! At first we had no idea how the Press box would be! Later on we found out that in the Press Box there were many benches with internet and electric cables connected so that Journalists could report live to anywhere in the world!

As soon as they arrived, Sam started working with Martin – the Broadcast Journalist of BBC Coventry Warwickshire, and his team. Martin has been a Journalist for 17 years. Wow!

At 8:00 PM: the match started.

There were no goals in the first half. The first goal was scored at the 69th minute. The whole stadium became alive with many of the Sky Blue's fans responding wildly!

Then out of the blue, the second goal scored at the 80th minute. Mrs Nguyen and Sam shouted with joy. The weather was cold outside, but they felt warm inside. This was because Coventry had managed an important win.

At 10:30pm, Sam interviewed Sam Ricketts – the captain of the Sky Blues. It was nerve- racking. Sam managed to do his first ever interview with ONE take only! We felt very proud of Sam!

His interview with the Coventry City captain is now available here -

That’s it for now, my first ever blog, thanks for reading!

By Holly –Year 7 student reporter.