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Episode 35: Final Show of 2016-17 - 20.7.17

Today was the final show of this academic year and we really went out on a high. For Finn, this was his last ever Westwood Radio show with us and he took professional control of the jingles, with perfect timing. We were delighted to welcome a live guest to our show, Emma Hodgkins of the Helen Hodgkins Trust, who kindly gave her time to talk about her wonderful charity. With one of our longest shows broadcast packed full of top features and professional broadcasting, this is one not to be...

Duration: 00:38:28

Broadcast Memories

All of this year's broadcasters joined me in the studio to share what they had enjoyed from their broadcasting experience this year and how it has impacted on their learning.

Duration: 00:05:06

Breakfast Show - 17.7.17

The final Breakfast show of this year and another stunning performance from our broadcasters who have only been together for a few weeks. With children ranging in age from 6 to 10, this is another example of how education radio brings out the confidence and professionalism in every child. We played Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk, which has been removed prior to uploading.

Duration: 00:17:38

Episode 34 - 14.7.17

This, our penultimate Westwood radio show of the year and the last for this group of broadcasters was a wonderful example of how far they had come in such a short space of time. Perfect timing, outstanding presenting and top song choices along with the quality of intros and outros you would expect from our children now. Songs played today were The Script's hall of fame and Ed Sheeran's Nancy Mulligan. Both have been removed. To our outgoing Year 6 broadcasters, thank you William, Isabel...

Duration: 00:29:14

Episode 33 - 7.7.17

Yet another show from our talented young broadcasters, showcasing their fantastic presenting skills. With plenty of school and community news, eSafety tips, sports and all of your shout outs, there was so much fun to be had in the studio today. We even had a tweet from a listener in the USA who tuned in live! Music played today was Happy by Pharrell Williams and Nancy Mulligan by Ed Sheeran. both have been removed for copyright reasons.

Duration: 00:21:03

Radio Club Breakfast Show 3.7.17

This is the first broadcast of our new radio club group and they all did so very well. A couple of children from the previous term but some new faces and still the high level of production and professionalism we have come to expect. Well done everyone, this was a lovely start to the day. We played Chained to the Rhythm by Katy Perry which has been removed for copyright.

Duration: 00:21:00

Episode 32 - 30.6.17

Another fantastic show from our talented broadcasters today with wonderfully written scripts and slick presentation. Including school news, more top esafety tips and a very special interview with the brilliant Julia Skinner, creator and founder of the 100 word challenge and 5 sentence challenge. We played Lego House by Ed Sheeran and Black Magic by Little Mix, both of which have been removed for copyright reasons.

Duration: 00:33:36

Episode 31 - 23.6.17

Another first class show this afternoon from our young broadcasters who took the controls of Westwood Radio once again. Including an interview with a professional poet, the usual mix of school news and top online safety tips, there was something for everyone. We played OK Go, Upside Down and Inside Out and Up by Olly Murs, both of which have been edited out for copyright reasons. Thank you to everyone who got in touch during the show - lots of shout outs today!

Duration: 00:27:55

James Carter Interview 20.6.17

Today we were delighted to be joined by James Carter, a professional poet, who worked with the children in a series of workshops and groups sessions to inspire and engage them in some really spectacular writing. James brought tremendous energy to our school and everyone really did have such a wonderful day, producing breathtaking results. Before leaving us, James kindly took the time to be interviewed for Westwood Radio and you can find out more of his brilliant work, books, poems and...

Duration: 00:10:16

Episode 30 - 16.6.17 Father's Friday

Today's broadcast was very special as we were joined in the studio by some of our dads who had come to school to be part of our Father's Friday celebrations. All day we have been welcoming dads and significant male family members in to share our learning, so we couldn't pass up an opportunity to interview them live on air! With the usual high quality class news, world news, sports and writing from Clover class' 5 sentence challenge, this was another cracking show! We played Black Magic by...

Duration: 00:34:50

WEICT17 Interview Will Gardner CEO Childnet

For our radio broadcast rehearsal at the West of England ICT Conference 2017, the children were lucky enough to be able to interview Will Gardner, key speaker at the conference and CEO of Childnet International.

Duration: 00:04:13

Radio Club Breakfast Show - 13.6.17

This morning we were treated to another live broadcast from our brilliant radio club broadcasters. They have only been together for a few weeks but once again they hosted and presented a polished and professional show. We played Human by Rag n Bone man, which has been removed for copyright reasons.

Duration: 00:22:01

WEICT17 Radio Show 2017

Our very first outside broadcast LIVE from the West of England ICT Conference. This show was a joint collaboration with Russell Prue of Anderton Tiger and took the focus of Online Safety, in keeping with the conference itself What made this special was that every single one of our broadcasters came along to the conference and presented live in front of a room full of delegates as part of a seminar. The confidence and professionalism shown by our children was exemplary and what a day we...

Duration: 01:07:02

Episode 29 - 9.6.17

The first show of the final term of the year and some real quality broadcasting from our children this afternoon. Great handovers and relaxed technique behind the microphone from all of our broadcasters along with the usual mix of cracking content, including an interview with some young people from the Prince's Trust. Songs played today were Symphony by Clean Bandit and Chained to the rhythm by Katy Perry. Both have been removed for copyright reasons.

Duration: 00:32:23

Episode 28 - 26.5.17

Today's show was the last of Term 5 and highlights the high level of broadcasting that our brilliant young people are capable of. With an interview with our sports coach, Mr Kiely, school & community news and all the latest sports and weather this was another packed show. We played Let it Go from the Frozen soundtrack and Sax by Fleur East, both of which have been removed for copyright reasons.

Duration: 00:25:37

Episode 27 - 18.5.17

Our 27th live weekly show this year so far and you can tell by the confidence and presentation of our young broadcasters! More great updates on class news, a reminder of the upcoming Scarecrow Trail and a lovely SATs interview with Mrs T. We played Symphony by Clean Bandit and Chained to the Rhythm by Katy Perry, which have been removed for copyright reasons.

Duration: 00:31:34

Radio Club Breakfast Show 15.5.17

This morning our latest radio club group broadcast their first live show together and they were superb. With original scripts and a fine choice of music, all of the children were right at home behind the microphone. We also had a record number of listeners tuning in live this morning and we played Ed Sheeran Lego House as the chosen song, removed for copyright reasons.

Duration: 00:13:31

Ben Prater Interview 12.5.17

Ben Prater from BBC Wiltshire joined us in the studio this afternoon for our live show so Josh and Dan took the opportunity to find out what it's like to be a BBC presenter. Ben was fantastic and here's the interview from the show for your enjoyment.

Duration: 00:06:43

Ben Prater Weather Report 12.5.17

When you have a top presenter in your studio from BBC Wiltshire, the weekend weather is always going to sound professional and perfectly delivered! Today we were that lucky and Ben did us the kindness of reading the local weather forecast with his usual excellent brand of humour and skill. Here's a masterclass in how to present a feature.

Duration: 00:00:42

Episode 26 - 12.5.17 with Ben Prater

Today's show was a wonderful experience for us all at Westwood Radio as we had the privilege to be joined by Ben Prater of BBC Wiltshire's Breakfast Show. Ben took time from his busy schedule to join us in the studio for the show and gave us a masterclass in presentation. With the usual top quality mix of school and community news alongside a live interview with Ben and a round up of this week's SATs, today's show was packed with content. We played Justin Timberlake's Can't stop the...

Duration: 00:33:04

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