With a new term brings a whole new enthusiastic and excited group of children to Friday Radio Club, who are keen to learn the techniques and skills of broadcasting in our fabulous Westwood Radio studio. Once again we started at the very beginning by looking at our equipment, handling microphones and how to speak clearly and effectively into them, at the same time, listening to our own voices in our ears, which is a strange sensation!
The children were absolutely superb and listened so carefully to what we were discussing. The result? After just 45 minutes, we put our skills into practice and recorded our first sequence of features and handovers together, interspersed of course with a few jingles. The recording below is the outcome. With very minimal editing, this was outstanding for a first attempt!
This morning radio club broadcast their latest breakfast show with the usual professionalism and fluency that we are coming to expect of our fantastic young broadcasters. Having planned their own scripts, including top news stories, community news, school events and the weather for the week, all of the children thoroughly enjoyed their time in the studio and showed tremendous resilience and confidence as they were live to the world for almost half an hour.
It makes me proud to see them at work and to think that our village school is making such an impact with its school radio. You can catch up with all of our broadcasts by visiting https://soundcloud.com/westwoodradio or you can download them to your preferred device as we are also on iTunes and also on TuneIn. In the meantime, please enjoy today’s show and we will be back again after Easter live at 2.30pm on Friday 28th April. Happy Listening!
This afternoon after school radio club met again and this week we have been working on our broadcasting technique. This included the way in which we introduce ourselves, handovers, intros and outros, along with playing beds under people when they are speaking and using a range of jingles to make our broadcasts varied.
For today’s session, the children were asked to speak unscripted about their class visits that they had been on this week. With confidence growing week on week and Luke and Lennie doing a tremendous first time job on the mics and jingles, it was another fantastic session.
This afternoon we started our new radio club as every term we like to give all children in the school the opportunity to develop their broadcasting skills by working together to learn the techniques and have fun with school radio. Our latest 10 children to come along were just fantastic and worked together so well from the start.
We spent today getting used to talking into a microphone and listening to our own voices through our headphones, which is always something quite unusual to begin with! By adding in some jingles to punctuate our speech we were then able to begin practicing our handovers. Everyone worked hard and we had a lot of fun along the way too, which is what it is all about. Next week we will be taking our skills on even further and develop our intros and outros. Here is our very first recording together. Well done to Sophie on the jingles and Henry on the mics. If you enjoyed the group’s work, please leave them a comment! Enjoy.