South Gloucestershire - Pupils take a shine to radio

23rd April 2010 at 01:00

South Gloucestershire pupils will be taking to the airwaves after being given a slot on their local community radio station.

They have been invited to broadcast on Gloss FM, which will be launched this month, replacing Thornbury FM. Gloss FM staff will help to set up radio clubs in schools within the new, wider broadcast area.

Children will talk about school life and teachers will use radio as an educational tool. During April the pupils will be heard live, but after that they will appear on Gloss FM's online station.

Heather Goddard, executive member for communities at South Gloucestershire Council, said: "I am delighted that our radio station is taking to the airwaves again and thrilled that, thanks to a grant from the council, schoolchildren will get the chance to be involved. It will be a great experience for them to hear their own scripts and reports broadcast live across the district."

In nearby Bath and North East Somerset, pupils are also becoming involved in the area's cultural life by meeting top authors. They have been voting for the winner of the Centurion Book Award Ceremony, which is run by the council to encourage reading and book review writing in schools. km.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today