Following their hugely successful fundraising drive in May, in which Frome College Radio Club students broadcasted live for a marathon 24hrs, the Radio Club project has expanded into Oakfield Academy, with the aim of helping the year 8 students with the transition to College. Frome College Radio donated recording equipment and, with the help of FromeFM arranged training in OFCOM standards, presentation and technical skills.
FromeFM Director for Children & Young People, Jennie Smith, said:
“FromeFM are proud to be able to offer the young people of Frome this unique and exciting opportunity to broadcast regular shows on FromeFM. It enables young people of all abilities to work with and get to know people within the wider community of Frome. It allows them to have a say in services that affect them and to develop the confidence and expertise to articulate what matters to them, providing vital skills and experience that last for a lifetime”
The new show, ‘Acorns on Air’ was a huge success, and the team, led by Oakfield Head of Maths Mr Andrew Stephenson, enjoyed it so much they asked to present a Christmas show. You can next hear ‘Acorns on Air’ on Wednesday 19th December at 4pm on 96.6FM locally or anywhere via the internet on www.frome.fm