Young nature reporters

Thursday 21st December 2017

Anne Williams with pupils from Tibberton First SchoolAnne Williams with pupils from Tibberton First School

A group of eight and nine year olds from Hindlip and Tibberton First schools have made a radio programme on the importance of looking after wildlife.

Inspired by the BBC's Blue Planet II and their work on rainforests, the youngsters interviewed fellow pupils about wildlife and wild spaces. They also invited Anne Williams from Worcestershire Wildlife Trust into school to ask her what children could do to help protect nature.

The radio programme will be broadcast in assemblies at Hindlip and Tibberton and will be shared with the public via a podcast on the school websites.  TH Radio is also available to listen to on Soundcloud.

The Radio Club initiative, funded by a grant from the Prime Education Fund, enables children to explore topics that are important to them in a creative way. The students came up with the idea of doing a nature programme after realising the importance of conservation through their Rainforest topic. This term they have learnt how to use digital recorders, prepare and record interviews, make jingles and present a programme.

Head Teacher Carolyn Tew said “This is a wonderful way to link class work with real life.

"Not only have they explored the importance of local wild places but they’ve also learnt new skills, gained an understanding of news and reporting, had a chance to prepare and record their own interviews and had a great deal of fun.” 

Tibberton and Hindlip Radio Club (TH Radio) will continue next term with a new topic.      

Tagged with: Outdoor learning