Community Radio Project
a new revolution in youth radio
The Radio Project involved pupils at the Hollins producing and broadcasting their own radio shows. The project was delivered in partnership with Preston FM and before hitting the airwaves pupils undertook vigorous radio training lessons, which took place after school over a ten week period.
The training involved the following areas;
- Advance audio editing/ Jingle making
- Interviewing for Radio
- Broadcasting Skills
- Developing Running Orders
- Vox popping
- Marketing and Publicity
The project aimed to meet the following objectives:
- To better engage young people in learning
- To enable young people to experiment with radio based tools and techniques, with a view to potentially expanding their radio based activities in the future.
- To give young people a voice and the opportunity to explore issues affecting their community.
Pupils were split up into 4 different groups and produced four 30 minute radio shows which were based on different themes. The themes included the environment, healthy living and the community. Pupils also interviewed local community members in order to give listeners a further insight into their themed shows.
The following organisations were interviewed about the exceptional work they do in the community:
- Ian Hodgeson - The Prospects Foundation (Environment Charity)
- Suzanne Liddle – Police Community Support Officer
- Fiona Muir – SMYL (East Lancashire PCT)
Other Radio initiatives include: The Radio Advert Competition
For further information: contact Waqar in school (Extended Services)