PRIMARY school pupils were delighted to be part of a new relaunched community radio station.
The budding DJs from Stranton Primary School, in Southburn Terrace, Hartlepool, are proud as punch of Stranton FM which was launched online yesterday.
It was first launched last year to boost the pupils’ learning, confidence and social skills by using the latest technology.
And the exciting and revolutionary new 24-hour radio station, is to be streamed online, celebrating the work of pupils, as well as including curriculum-related features that they are studying in school. Hartlepool’s community groups will also be promoted on the airwaves, and there will also be music playing to keep people of all ages entertained.
The youngsters will also be given the task of presenting Hartlepool-based news stories, a seven-day weather forecast, and the latest Hartlepool United news.
School community radio project co-ordinator, Stuart White, said the revamped station has a “completely different ethos” to its previous format.
He added: “The programmes are primarily made by the children, and we have started to invite community groups in to do our community ad breaks three times an hour.”
Hartlepool radio DJ Paul “Goffy” Gough officially launched the new station.
Stuart added: “This really is an exciting project, and it covers the whole curriculum on a radio station.
“We have mental maths quizzes, a word of the day, short stories and a 60-second science feature.
“It is very accessible so parents can hear what their children are doing. The children are doing their schoolwork in a very different way.
“I’d like to say a big thanks to Paul Gough for helping us, and also to the parents and the community partners who have helped us.”
The school have some exciting plans for the future with the radio station, and are keen to hear from any local businesses or groups who would like to get involved.
For more information, contact Stuart on 07838499694.
The station can be accessed via the internet at www.schoolradio.com/users/21/player