Youngsters at New Pasture Lane school have hit the right frequency….and are celebrating after winning a national award for their ground-breaking school radio station.
Radio presenters from Key Stage Two at the school host and produce the popular Rockin Radio as a way of building up confidence and self-esteem.
Children from the school’s radio station travelled to the BBC’s New Broadcasting House in London to receive the prestigious British Broadcasting Young Arias Radio Award.
The station broadcasts before school and over lunchtime , via an App and podcast, and the young presenters interview visitors to the school, create musical jingles and select the music.
Headteacher Alison Tadman was delighted with the award. “We began work in the recording studio several years ago as a way of helping our pupils gain confidence in speaking.”
“It was great honour to be selected for the final, but we were all astounded when we were announced as winners.” added Mrs Tadman.
Schools from all around the U.K. were entered in the competition, and the awards ceremony was set up with a red carpet, non-alcoholic champagne, popcorn and canapés.
“The group were interviewed for Newsround and met up with Radio One presenters. As well as specially printed t.shirts, the youngsters were awarded a state-of-the-art Bluetooth speaker for the school as their prize.
Judges comments of the New Pasture Lane entry included : “ We were utterly charmed by the broadcast – with their passion and creativity the Bridlington students shone through.