The Radio Project – Calling all budding radio presenters.

The Project was a Creative Learning collaboration between Ribble FM (106.7FM) Mark ‘Blackers’ Blackman Ribble FM and The Grand Venue. In Clitheroe we are fortunate to have our own Radio Station, Ribble FM situated just under The Grand. 

Over 5 weeks of Tuesday afternoon sessions, three Ribble Valley Primary Schools took part in this exciting opportunity, culminating in making their very own radio programme. Two students even brought their own mascots to each session to help them along the way… you know who you are! 

Subjects covered 

KINDNESS – Waddington and West Bradford CE Primary School

RIBBLE RIVERS TRUST – St James’ CE Primary School Clitheroe

FAIRTRADE – Balderstone Primary 

The sessions started with a fun music themed game, such as guess the intro, reversed tracks to name two.  Each group discussed and researched a subject close to their hearts.  They planned their programmes, interviewed their special guests and Vox Pox interviews relating to the subject.

Each group created a ‘jingle’ and promo in the Grand recording studio under the experienced eye of the lovely Elliott. The students had a tour of the Ribble FM, recording studio and experienced Podcasting on mobile equipment … the sound effects proved VERY popular. 

The recorded programmes were aired back to back on Ribble FM on Tuesday 16th May between 2-3pm, where the groups were interviewed live on air by Blackers.

Volunteering for this Creative Learning Project was a brilliant experience.  It was lovely to see the children develop valuable life skills, such as speaking, listening and working as a team.  It was also amazing to witness how they grew in confidence over the 5 weeks.  There were a lot of giggles and fun along the way.  

If you missed the broadcast you can listen again here – THE RADIO PROJECT.

Blog written by our volunteer, Helen.