IT was a day that students at a Winchester school will never forget.

International pop star Mark Owen from Take That visited The Henry Beaufort School in Harestock as a special guest to be interviewed for the student's ongoing project, BBC News School Report.

The star visited the school to be questioned by budding journalists about his life as a pop star.

The students first presented to Mark the other interviews they had conducted for the project, including BBC broadcaster Andrew Harvey, Dr Fowler CBE and children's author Andrew Norriss.

They enjoyed some refreshments together before taking to the green screen to film their interview.

The three students that appeared on camera with Mark, Alice, Alfie and Rebecca, who asked questions about Mark's time in Take That, his solo career and his inspiration in life.

The rest of the team then took notes for the official write-up after the edit.

English teacher and organiser of the BBC News School Report Miss Bean said: "Having Mark visit the school gave the students such a great opportunity to experience life as a real journalist – working with high profile interviewees, thinking on the spot and remaining professional on screen. We're really grateful he took the time to visit us."

Headteacher Liz Hearle said: "I am so grateful to Mark Owen for giving up his time to support our students in their 2017 BBC News School Report. I know the students were thrilled at having the opportunity to interview him. We look forward to viewing the final cut."

The full interview with Mark will be available on the school's website.