Eagle Radio has joined up with a local learning department to create a radio version of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol.
The Radio Live initiative saw the radio station record an original script, with the teenagers producing their own sound effects for the play, which will be broadcast on-air across Surrey and Hampshire. In addition they also gained a recognised Trinity Bronze Arts Award in recognition of their efforts.
The twenty-two participants ranged from eleven to seventeen and included children with cystic fibrosis, dyslexia and autism. They included pupils from Farnborough 6th Form, Godalming College and Woking High School, as well as schools across the south east.
Chris Howell from Eagle Radio said: “We spend a lot of time working closely with community groups to improve our local area and the future prospects within it, but we were still blown away by the talent and commitment that this group of young people displayed as they put together the production. Many remarked that it would stand them in good stead when writing a CV or applying to university, so it is heartening to see that in these tougher times many young people are taking responsibility to improve their own futures. We were immensely proud to broadcast the finished production and have already received all manner of positive feedback about it.”
A Christmas Carol will be broadcast on Eagle Extra on Thursday 20th December 6pm, Christmas Eve at 4pm and Christmas Day at 2pm.