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Key Benefits of Radio in General
There are many benefits to running a Radio station, particularly when it is built using industry standard technology that offers professional tools in a way that is simple and accessible by presenters of all ages.
Inclusion – A Radio station run by the students and for the students will help build an inclusive atmosphere in the community. Our systems are easy enough to use that all students, regardless of age or ability can get involved. Radio is all about communication and teamwork in order for it to be a success.
Building Confidence – Most people find talking to a ‘mic’ in a closed room far less intimidating than appearing on camera or on stage. This allows students to express their views and build their confidence.
Develop Speaking & Listening Skills – Radio is about speaking and listening. Whether you are presenting or just listening to a show, these vital skills are fundamental for communicating and becoming confident in an adult world.
Improving Literacy – Seems strange to be talking about writing skills in radio but the first time a student looks at the ‘mic’ and then asks what they should say, they realise they need to write scripts and prepare between links. Extend this preparation for talk shows, radio drama or telephone interviews and it is clear that writing plays a big role in radio and extends to meeting the National Curriculum in many ways.
National Curriculum Standards – Radio will aid teachers in achieving a majority of the National Curriculum Standards. .
Giving Students A Voice – School Radio offers a platform for your students to discuss the issues that matter to them in a non-confrontational format.
Teamwork – Planning and presenting radio shows requires a great deal of teamwork. Many schools run their School Radio station as a ‘real’ station assigning roles and responsibilities for presenters, engineers and station management.