Radio in Schools Blog

Radio in Schools trains staff at the Hello Campaign

Radio in Schools visited the Hello Campaign in London this week to train the whole team in podcasting and using our service. We’re really excited that The Hello Campaign recently signed up to Radio in Schools, with a view to creating podcasts and sharing all their latest news over the next year, so keep checking our home page to listen to their very first instalments!

It was a great training session with a really fun team who were keen to get the most out of the day and learn all they co …

Radio in Schools celebrates World Book Day 2011

It’s World Book Day today – a celebration to “encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading”.

We have a real soft spot for this national celebration of reading – inspiring all ages to pick up a book and engage with stories they might never have come across before – something that is at the very heart of the Radio in Schools idea. Reading aloud, speaking and listening are basic key skills to hone from a young age, and central to creating engaging podcasts and telling you …

‘Talk to Your Baby’ highlighted at regional Hello campaign briefing

RiS attended the Communciation Trust ‘Hello’ regional campaign briefing day today at the Council House in Bristol. Some interesting stuff came out of the session for us, in particular, meeting a group of speech and language therapists and gaining a basic understanding of their work. As new Mums and Dads, we picked up loads of tips on the importance of talking to your baby and learned that speech therapists work with parents and families right across the board – both those with children with SLCN …

BBC Radio 7 to rebrand and no longer broadcast CBeebies audio content

The BBC Trust published its decision on the BBC’s new strategy for children’s audio this week, following its service review into BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 7. It was announced that BBC Radio 7 will no longer broadcast CBeebies audio content, concentrating instead on more ‘family friendly’ content, and will rebrand to BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Read the full Guardian article here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/feb/08/bbc-cuts-childrens-radio-shows