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 week we have had a tremendous amount of fun at Westwood Radio. Beginning with Mother’s Monday and a very special Breakfast Show – our current radio club’s first live show – as you will see from the previous post.
We have also welcomed back Emma Hodgkins of the Helen Hodgkins Trust to Westwood school to be interviewed for this week’s radio show about her work with providing clean water for families in Ghana through her charity. You can find out all about her brilliant work on http://www.helenhodgkinstrust.org/ Do please check out her blog and have a listen to her fascinating interview here:
On broadcast day, which as you will know is every Friday at 2.30pm, we welcomed Conservative MP for Chippenham and local area Michelle Donelan to our school. Michelle very kindly took time out of her busy schedule to join us in the Westwood Radio studio to be interviewed by Oscar, Lily and Finn who had all prepared their own superb questions to gain an insight into the life and work of an MP. Michelle was brilliant and gave us a fantastic interview. Here is the full interview:
With so much fantastic pre-recorded content, as well as a raft of original, professionally scripted material by the children, this was a very special show to end our term. It also proved to be our longest, even with Take That’s Greatest Day removed for copyright purposes.
Radio Club will be broadcasting on Monday 3rd April at 8.30am, so please do join us and get in touch with the show whilst we are on air by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or texting 078600 17404, which will also come through as an email. I am so proud of our achievements again this term, Westwood Radio is going from strength to strength!
This week we had the pleasure of welcoming some of our mums to join our latest radio club group in their very first live broadcast.
The children had planned some excellent features and written professional scripts. Everyone was also very professional and showed how well they had developed their skills in microphone technique and using time checks and handovers to put together a very slick show!
Our thanks to Mrs Batten, Mrs Caston and Mrs Mavridis for the superb delivery of the week’s weather and for joining in so early in the morning. A big well done to the children as well for being so confident in their first live show.
Here are some photos of us in action and our broadcast
After a week of completely independent planning, organisation and preparation, the children delivered another fantastic broadcast this afternoon all live, of course from 2.30pm. With another perfect blend of school, community and world news, as well as topical features and even a feature on the hugely successful £1 challenge for the Helen Hodgkin’s Trust that Orchid class took part in last week, this was another show not to be missed.
With a Breakfast Show to look forward to on Monday, live from 8.30am and starting our Mother’s Monday off in the best way possible, there is so much happening at Westwood Radio! Enjoy the listen again and our brand new podcast intro!
This week we have another fantastic show lined up for you with some new features on cooking club, after school clubs and more myths and legends from Orchid class blog on orchid.westwoodblogs.org. This show has been entirely planned and scripted in the children’s own meeting yesterday and with Isabel on emails and shout outs, some correspondence would be great! Text 078600 17404 or email email@example.com to get involved. With over 400 listeners to our station last week from 15 countries, we are growing by the day!
This afternoon the children of Westwood Radio put together another fantastic show for their listeners. Live once again from 2.30pm, everyone had chosen their own feature and scripts were well prepared and beautifully delivered as always.
With a perfect mix of jingles and an interview with the winner of the 2017 Bath Half Marathon Women’s Race, together with special features from our blogs and this week’s £1 challenge this is a show worthy of a listen again. Here are the team in action and the interview in full.
This morning the children of Westwood Radio had the privilege of taking part in a truly international and intercontinental live interview with Russell Prue who was broadcasting Live from Dubai on NetSupportRadio at the GESS 2017 Conference!
Broadcasting from the World Trade Centre at 3pm local time and 11am GMT, Russell linked up with us on Skype and we were able to have a fascinating conversation about our radio station, what we enjoy about school radio and how we put together our broadcasts each week. With their usual eloquence and enthusiasm, the children were superb, answering questions from Russell and also from some local students who took part in the broadcast, which was a great experience for everyone and an interesting cultural discussion.
Here are both sides of the microphone, with Russell in Dubai and us in our Westwood Radio studio. Listen again using the player below.
This week’s group have been hard at work this lunchtime planning a fantastic show for Friday. With the usual class news PLUS some special features and, hopefully, an interview with one of our parents who only won the Bath Half Marathon Women’s race!
We’d love you to get in touch and this week Izzy is on the emails so she will be waiting for your emails and texts to read out live during the show. 078600 17404 is the text number and firstname.lastname@example.org is our email. Here is this week’s show order:
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.
Today was another fantastic broadcast by our team which included an interview with Mrs Sage, one of our TAs, some special reports on Lotus and Orchid class trips and the usual mix of top stories, class and community news. Our song choices for today were Rock a bye by Clean Bandit and Skin by Rag n Bone man. Rock a bye was a clear favourite and we had some great shout outs to read too. Thank you to everyone for joining in. Here is the show to listen again, along with a special ‘behind the scenes’ video of how it looks from our side of the mic when we are on air.