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Youngsters run radio station at school praised by Ofsted
3:55pm Tuesday 24th September 2013 in News
YOUNGSTERS at a school for children with special educational needs have set up a radio station that broadcasts shows to fellow pupils.
Acorn FM has been set up by pupils at The Oaks Secondary School, Spennymoor.
Teacher Richard Summerson said: “The pupils use MP3 recorders and they interview the staff, they have created jingles and they run a Juke Box Jury style show.
“Staff from Bishop FM have indicated that they are willing to work with the pupils. The pupils enjoy the sessions and they gain experience from it.”
At present Acorn FM is only broadcast internally in the school, but there are plans to broadcast it externally in the future.
The school was rated outstanding by Ofsted inspectors in 2010 and 2013 and caters from pupils aged between 11 and 18-years-old.
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