Connect, Engage, Inspire
Twelve Year 10 students from St Cuthbert Mayne School spent a week learning how to record, edit, present and interview for radio. They then chose a "Human Book" to take out and interviewed them about their career paths. This culminated in a live broadcast on Soundart Radio with students presenting their interviews, music and other content too. This project was funded by Aimhigher.
-raise aspirations and encourage opportunity for the students involved directly either by learning more about radio production or by learning about the jobs of those they interview/edit
-raise profile and understanding of libraries (particularly for ages 12-18) as a creative, dynamic, media –savvy places
-develop students' speaking and listening skills
-develop students' understanding of the media and community organisations
-evelop audience, community links and content for Soundart Radio within Torbay
-raise aspirations of young audience
-engage different generations in meaningful discussions to further understanding
Cuthbert Mayne School
"It's given me more confidence, also there are lots of opportunities out there."
"It made me think of other careers in media that I didn't know about."
- 74% rise in knowledge of digital editing
- 69% rise in using radio kit
- 54% rise in confidence of presenting on air
- 21% rise in likelihood of going to the library
- 18% rise in going to higher education
Riverford's Guy Watson with some St. Cuthbert Mayne students at Torquay Library
Students from Cuthbert Mayne School interviewing Riverford's