Good Morning Britain visits Portway!

13/09/2018

The production team of Good Morning Britain came to Portway today - it was a very early start! The crew arrived at 5:00am, along with Mr Deery and Mr Staff and began filming their regular weather broadcasts from different places around the school. Most of the staff had arrived by 6:30am and 250 children joined us at 6:50am - what a team! 

GMB were filming at Portway because one of their presenters - Richard Arnold - used to be a pupil here. They were filming a feature about The Daily Mile which is a national initiative aimed at helping children improve their fitness. We've been running/walking our miles for a while now - we call them 'The Golden Mile' and you might have heard your children talk about it. 

Although it was a very early start, it was great fun! There were opportunities to show off our fabulous school, a chance for pupils to demonstrate their flossing skills and, of course, running the miles themselves, down on our lovely field. All of that was shown nationally - Portway is famous! 

There are a few photos of our experience below. A big thank you to all the staff and pupils who were here so early, and to parents for being super-organised and doing that school run just as the sun was up! We couldn't have managed it without you! If you missed the live showing, then the programme is available on the ITV hub for the next seven days. 

PS, we've got everything crossed for a visit from the BBC and Strictly Come Dancing too as Katie Piper, another ex-pupil, is one of the celebrity dancers! Come on Katie!