Baverstock Oaks School has a school television station, BNN (Baverstock Network News). BNN airs Monday to Thursday at 9am, live to all classrooms. It is run by children for children. It introduces students to modern technology including a sound board, boom microphones, wireless microphones and the latest producing software that allows for the inclusion of subtitles and the ability to switch between two cameras, live telecast and pre-recorded clips. BNN informs all staff and students of the events occurring around the school including; meetings and practices for sports and cultural groups, birthdays, playground and Baverstock Beach (sandpit) rosters.
BNN begins each Monday morning with a live message from the Principal. It allows opportunities to celebrate annual cultural celebrations, welcome special visitors to our school and interview special guests.
Each class, from year three to six, is timetabled on throughout the year to present and the chosen presenters arrive early each morning to practice their script for the morning which is viewed using an auto cue.
BNN encompasses the value of “learning to grow; growing to learn”. Children are exposed to new technologies and have to learn and perfect the art of working together under strict deadlines and pressures that they would otherwise not normally experience. The skills the children are learning and the technology that they are accessing will stay with them and are completely unique to the role they are fulfilling. We hope to create lifelong learners with a skill set that they can only get by working on something as innovative as BNN.
The BNN crew are split into two areas – Technology and Presenters. The technology children have the opportunity to learn and interact with new and complicated technology. They also get the chance as directors to assume a leadership role (along with the challenges that come with that – i.e. delegation, sticking to time, managing a number of jobs at one time). The presenting side of BNN has given the crew an opportunity to perfect their oral language skills, and be responsible for researching and writing their own content (e.g. for sports and weather).
BNN is recorded each morning and the clips are available to view when requested, please note that the clips are large files and take awhile to be uploaded. BNN is a highlight of each day and an area students aspire to be part of.