Radio 4 is a national institution and a national treasure. Listening to Woman’s Hour in 2014, I heard an impassioned, despairing mother’s account of the kidnapping of her daughter by Boko Haram in 2014. I was moved both to tears and to action. Radio covers stories and conducts interviews in a way that isn’t possible on television. It clears away the clutter. You hear a voice and the mind focuses on what matters.
On June 27th, Radio Tudor will challenge our girls to interview local politicians, retailers, charities and members of the public at their places of work, and to write, edit and broadcast an hour’s live radio content that afternoon.
Communication and IT skills learned at school will be used in the real world to deliver a real project to a real audience, working to strict deadlines. A smile, a firm handshake and verbal clarity will be paramount. However, girls will also be using Apple’s Garageband on iPads and laptops to create and edit their content. The school’s media server, Planet eStream, will allow us to stream 8 radio stations, all broadcasting simultaneously, across the school and to parents.
The project will help our students to understand and to appreciate radio’s role in society. It will also take some of their skills out of the classroom for testing in the real world with a real project.
We would like to thank Banbury town for its generous support of the project. The following people and organizations have kindly given their time:
Banbury Magistrates’ Court
councillor Kieron Mallon