How does Radio benefit children?
Learning how to produce a radio show helps students to:
- Build confidence and find their voice
- Improve listening, speaking and general communication skills
- Utilise maths skills when calculating all-important timings
- Write creative scripts and content
- Work as a team
- Prioritise tasks
- Meet deadlines
- Conduct research and gather information
- Develop technical skills in sound and music
- Develop self-discipline
Courses are designed for small groups of around 6-10 students, and can be easily linked to the curriculum.
Ideally, courses are delivered for 2/3 hours once a week for 4-6 weeks, but this can be tailored to suit you – let’s chat and see what works best for you.
Following an interactive session looking at the history of radio, the group will decide on their own subject matter, prioritise the content, conduct research and interviews, plan music, write links and news bulletins, record and edit their show. Let’s Learn Radio will then do the final edit off-site and email the finished show to you as an MP3.
A state-of-the-art radio experience
Don’t worry – you don’t need your own equipment. Let’s Learn radio courses are delivered using a state-of-the-art portable radio studio complete with mixing desk, faders, mics, headphones and playout software, similar to that used in the UK’s biggest stations. All we need is a quiet room with a desk and together we’ll create radio magic!
Students will organise and create their own content, and will learn how to present their results as if they were on air in a real studio.
Already have your own school radio station?
For schools with their own radio equipment, courses can concentrate more heavily on how to pull together engaging content. This can focus on any subject, and can be easily linked to the national curriculum.
The great thing is, your completed show can then be put in your library for reference, or used by other students as a revision aid.
Our most recent course was at a Primary School in Liverpool, where Year-6 students created a 1-hour show full of news and music highlights from all the years they had been at school. The show was streamed through the school on the last day of term.
Courses are delivered by Nic Perrins (DBS Certified), a part-time radio presenter and podcaster, and former host of The Late Zone on Wirral Radio. Nic has loved radio since she was at primary school herself, and is passionate about giving children the opportunity to try it.
For more information, call Nic for a chat on 07962 171780 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, alternatively, fill in the contact form.