Tina McMillan, tarporley teacher, new BBC voice of School Report

A South Cheshire teacher is to be the national voice of a major BBC project.

Tina McMillan, English and Media teacher at Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College, was asked to record the voiceover for a new trailer for BBC School Report.

The project gives students in the UK a chance to make their own news reports for a real audience.

The trailer is still in production but will be played nationally on television, on radio and online later this year.

The school, which has been involved in the BBC School Report project for many years, was approached to receive feedback from teachers who had worked with students in the past.

Mrs McMillan spoke to the marketing team, and after that was invited to Media City in Manchester to record the voiceover in a studio.

Rhiannon Price and Dan Farrell, Tarporley High Sixth Form English and Media students, accompanied her to Media City.

They gained insights into the media industry and enjoyed a unique experience to refer to on their UCAS applications for university.

Tina McMillan and sixth formers at BBC

Mrs McMillan said: “We were delighted to be asked to be part of such an important campaign for the BBC.

“Whilst it was a daunting experience, it was a fascinating process for our sixth formers to be part of.

“It will be strange hearing my voice set to an animation on a national marketing campaign!”

The main BBC School report news day is March 10.


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