Red Dragon FM has launched a new project aimed at engaging young people of all ages to develop literacy, speaking and confidence skills.
Radio in Schools launched today and gives young people the chance to get involved in radio, create podcasts and even get on-air themselves.
Pupils and teachers are encouraged to create podcasts using a wide range of familiar tools including blogging and tagging. And users are able to share their podcasts internally or externally on their Radio in Schools personalised homepage.
Radio in Schools is supported by South Wales radio station Red Dragon FM. The stations breakfast show hosts, Kam and Sally, joined the pupils of Whitchurch High School to give them some presenting tips as Red Dragon FM broadcasts live from the school. The project is supported in Wales by University of Wales Institute Cardiff as the scheme’s educational partner, and is sponsored by Independent Foster Care Services
To encourage participation in the initiative, Red Dragon FM is launching a ‘Weather Kids’ a competition to find the best weather report podcast. The winner(s) will have the chance to present the weather on Red Dragon FM’s ‘Kam and Sally at breakfast’.
Melissa Thom, Managing Director of Radio in Schools comments: “Radio in Schools offers s a safe platform to showcase pupils work. It’s very easy to use and provides an innovative way of engaging young people of all ages to develop literacy, speaking and confidence skills’
Huw Williams, Head Teacher at Whitchurch High School “It’s not every day that a radio station broadcasts live in the school. It’s a great experience for the pupils and provides a wonderful introduction to Radio in Schools, which we’re delighted to be part of”