Scoop of 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.

Westwood meets Dubai

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.

netsupport radio dubai 15.3.17

westwood radio dubai

Show order 17.3.17

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 radio@westwoodwithiford.org is our email.  Here is this week’s show order:

running order 17.3.17

Radio Club Session 2

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.

Behind the scenes at Westwood Radio 10.3.17

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.

Show order 10.3.17

After a very busy and successful production meeting at lunchtime, we have a sizzling show order for Friday. We’ll be live at 2.30pm on radio.westwoodwithiford.org or you can tune in online via the TuneIn app at http://tunein.com/radio/Westwood-Radio-s285146/ or the direct link, which is http://stream.radio.co/sb4e04fd70/listen

To ask questions or for a shout out, email radio@westwoodwithiford.org or text 078600 17404.

 

Radio Club Group 2 Session 1

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.

radio club group 2

 

World Book Day radio show

Today we broadcast once again live online to the community and the world on World Book Day. What strikes me is that with every passing week and show, the children become even more confident, more professional and put together a show that is just superb. Today’s was no exception, with some lovely features including the usual school news, but also some fabulous world news from Charlie and fantastic BBC 500 word performances live in the studio from Oscar and Finn.

With a focus on Orchid class blog and their myths and legends posts – orchid.westwoodblogs.org if you fancy having a read – and all the weather you need to know for the weekend, this was another example of top class school radio broadcasting. here is the show to listen again: