Radio stars shine in Beauty
HARRIETVILLE Primary’s school-wide learning about radio culminated in a visit by 16 students to Alpine Radio in Mount Beauty last week.
Teacher Samantha Pellegrini said that the school had been learning about the history of radio, the science of radio waves and using sound computer software.
“This visit is to bring it all together and shows the kids how it all works in real life,” she said.
“The whole session here has been recorded and we will take it back to school for discussion.
“All the students have been very positive, excited and engaged by the experience.”
Older students practised interviews, announcements and weather and snow reports, and 11-year-old Charlee Laird honed her radio technique by performing two songs.
Younger students presented a dramatised story with sound effects.
Presenter Fay Mason interviewed each student on air about sports, hobbies and attitudes to school – and found them perfect subjects.
“They were all very willing to chat and not at all reticent,” she said.
Alpine Radio has been hosting school visits for about five years and is now independently continuing the initiative, which started with the State Government’s ‘Be Heard’ program.