Burn FM opened its doors to year 7 pupils from Alvechurch Middle School, as they visited the studio for a radio experience day in order to aid their school-based radio project.
In what was a roaring success, the Alvechurch pupils were able to participate in a number of activities that were intended to prepare for participating both in radio and university life in general. After being split into small groups, the students swapped between campus tours, workshops and live broadcasting throughout the day.
Deputy Head Anne Guest was keen to praise the visit. ‘We appreciated the workshop content and the practical experience of the radio station and this has given [the students] a valuable insight into how to run their own’ she stated, claiming that the experience ‘really raised the pupil’s aspirations’. Lexi Hemming, Burn FM’s Deputy Head of Tech and Community Liaison Coordinator echoed this sentiment, stating: ‘the experience was really rewarding for the school students, as well as the members of burn fm that volunteered their time – we all learnt a lot from it‘.
After a whole day of throwing themselves into the world of professional radio, the pupils left the university campus as broadcasting veterans – though it was evident they were naturals from the beginning. Burn FM were delighted to host Alvechurch – and look forward to doing so for many years to come.