The majority of the News Team attended Sage on the afternoon to visit the ‘BBC Radio 3 pop-up studio’. They had an afternoon of learning the basic run-through of both the technical, and the presenting side. Split into two groups, the 11 students learnt a bit more about what it was like to produce a radio extract.
Not only was it a great experience, but one in which aired on Thursday night at 7pm. The students spoke about their thoughts on holidays during term time, which is an issue in terms of attendance and missing vital school time.
The staff, at the organisation were extremely generous to give them the opportunity to do this. The students were also able to witness a news report take place, and they were informed of how to do it themselves.
The News Team students had an eventful time, and learnt a vast amount about the radio itself. They were also taken to a discussion room, in which they spoke a lot on their thoughts of smoking and drug use. The children thought up ways for these as such to be resolved.
This was anonymously recorded, along with students from other schools, to be put on radio. These snippets were to be bunched together to give an older audience the perspective of children across the North-East.
Overall, the trip was one worth visiting, interesting some students for future job roles and potential thoughts on apprenticeship with the BBC.
By Lucy B