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Member since: May 2022 • Company Status: SOLE TRADER

Services: School Radio Station, School Podcast Service

Regions: England

About: The simple solution for school radio and podcasting.

A fully functioning internet radio station, complete with a library of school-friendly songs and bespoke jingles.

Not only will a school radio and podcast club enrich your learners, impress prospective parents and provide a soundtrack for your spaces, your radio station can serve as a living, breathing advertisement for your school and its achievements.

All the legal licences needed to launch a radio station is included in the affordable monthly cost of SchoolSound and when signed up, you'll receive a package full of nifty resources to help you best utilise your new station. Plus, you'll have access to constant creative and technical support to help you make the most of your station.

School radio expands the range and quality of extra-curricular activities, promotes British values, develops the character of pupils and promotes a greater quality of debate and discussion amongst learners.

SchoolSound offers the simplest solution to launch your school radio and podcast service. No expensive and complicated studio equipment taking up your precious school space. It all runs from an online software you can access anywhere - no need to install a single file on your computers.

The system is compatible with ANY level of budget and setup. Whether you want a big mixing desk with multiple microphones or just one simple USB mic to plug straight in, the choice is yours. You could even record audio on a phone or tablet, it will still work with SchoolSound! Flexibility, affordability, simplicity.

Inclusivity - create and inclusive atmosphere in your school with a station run by students, for students.

Teamwork - radio requires a huge amount of teamwork from planning, recording and editing.

ICT skills - you learners will sharpen their IT skills as they experience recording and editing using computers.

Creativity - radio is a very creative format. Your learners will love thinking outside the box to produce the best content for their peers to listen to.

Confidence - talking into a microphone is often less daunting than standing on stage or appearing on camera but still helps to build that essential confidence in young people.

Literacy - a lot of planning goes into radio. Whether it's writing a script for a radio adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood or preparing questions to interview the headteacher, literacy plays a big part in radio.

Student Voice - your learners have a platform to talk about the issues and topics that matter to them.

Key Stage Goals - for younger years, participating in radio can help to achieve a lot of statutory requirements. For example (taken from the English National Curriculum):

- Listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers.

- Ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge.

- Speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of Standard English.

- Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debates.

- Gain, maintain and monitor the interest of the listener(s)

- Consider and evaluate different viewpoints, attending to and building on the contributions of others.

- Know the numbers of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day.

51, Wincanton Road, BICESTER, Oxfordshire, OX26 1EJ

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