Ra­dio stars shine in Beauty

Alpine Observer - - News - By ALEX CRAIG

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.

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