A student broadcasting team from St Joseph’s Catholic High School have beaten numerous adult entries to be listed as one of the top 10 finalists for a national award.
Over the last year a group of 6th form students have been working in partnership with Hospital Radio Wexham as part of a enrichment programme, where students have the opportunity to learn radio broadcasting skills including show planning and presenting.
Headteacher Ciran Stapleton said:
“It is a great opportunity for the students to learn skills that enhance their academic achievements as well as being extremely beneficial in developing business and personal skills such as confidence and time management, key skills for University and the world of work.”
Their show titled “Bullying – Not my problem!!” was entered by Radio Wexham into the national Hospital Broadcasting Awards (the first time in the history of the awards, tha an entry made solely by under 18s has been entered!). The HBA stages the National Hospital Radio Awards annually to recognise volunteers within the HBA and its member stations for going the extra mile in their work.
Hospital Radio Wexham Chairperson Melanie Ive said:
“As part of our partnership scheme with St Joseph’s, which has been running for 3 years, the group called “Voice Allowed” were given the challenge to create a radio programme on a moral or ethical subject of their choosing aimed at under 21s. They chose the subject of bullying, as they wanted to highlight that bullying is a wide subject encompassing cyber bullying (including celebrities) and also workplace bullying – especially to people their age.”
The announcements were made by BBC Presenter and HBA Patron Alan Dedicoat (the voice of the lottery balls).