School radio is BOOM-ing

Saint Aidan's Technology College Boom radio presentation L-R Front row Nick Heminsley, Josh Dixon, Natasha Schofield, Clare Smith, Marie Bennett. Back Row Anosh Wandre, Oliver Ralph, Caroline Emmerton, study zone manager at Rock FM Josh Doherty and Jake Jone
Saint Aidan's Technology College Boom radio presentation L-R Front row Nick Heminsley, Josh Dixon, Natasha Schofield, Clare Smith, Marie Bennett. Back Row Anosh Wandre, Oliver Ralph, Caroline Emmerton, study zone manager at Rock FM Josh Doherty and Jake Jone

BUDDING broadcasters from St Aidan’s Technology College have been praised for their talents.

The school’s BOOM Radio team has recently reached its first year on the airwaves and to mark the achievement Rock FM’s study zone manager Caroline Emmerton presented its members with certificates.

Pupils were invited at the start of last year for a two-day training programme at the Preston-based radio station, where they learnt all the skills needed to produce their own show.

The team has since put together a series of shows broadcast over the Boom Radio website (www.boomradio.co.uk)

A spokesperson for the school said: “With regular visits from Caroline to update the skills and follow up visits to Rock FM, the team went from strength to strength.”

Caroline said: “The young people in the team have worked really hard through this year to improve their skills, not only their production skills but improving their communication, time management and team work skills.

“It is great to see the dedication they put into their shows.@

Boom Radio is a project run by Rock FM and Magic 999 to encourage schools, youth groups and community projects to produce their own radio shows.