Cottesmore Pupils Prepare for Christmas Special

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IMG_9143The latest YJA radio workshop brought a team of eight excited Year 5/6s from Cottesmore Primary School up the A1 to Siren FM, nestled in the middle of Lincoln University’s busy campus.

When the Young Journalists stepped from their minibus the first reaction was one of astonishment. Surrounded by all the high glass buildings and hundreds of students milling about on the way to their lectures, they were awe-struck as they made their way across to the radio station.

The nervous excitement went up a few notches more, when the Cottesmore pupils heard that the show they would be recording was to be scheduled for Christmas Day – following the Queen’s Speech!

Soaking up the advice from mentors Sam Atkins (YJA’s Managing Editor) and Su Roys, they were soon putting together their Christmas-themed show. Without giving too much away, listeners to the show can look forward to a seasonal quiz and learn some fascinating yuletide facts.

At first glance, with all those buttons and sliders, the radio desk seemed a bit scary to the YJA crew, but their production team soon got to grips with the technical aspects, ready to expertly capture some great content confidently delivered by the show’s presenters.

Year 6, Josh summed the day up when he said, “ Siren FM’s base was very advanced but Sam and Sue made it seem quite easy to understand. I really enjoyed the experience and would love to do it again!”

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YJA Team

11 Responses to Cottesmore Pupils Prepare for Christmas Special

  1. Matt December 8, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Straight after the Queen’s speech hey Cottesmore, now that is a Prime Time slot on the radio!
    It sounded like you had loads and loads of fun today in and out of the studio, looking forward to hearing your show after my turkey dinner.

    YJA Co-Editor

  2. Victoria Buckley December 8, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Fantastic work today from all the children at Cottesmore Primary School! I was very proud of how they worked together as a team, communicated their ideas and produced two amazing shows! Looking forward to listening to them on Christmas Day!

    Mrs Buckley

  3. admin December 9, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Well done, Cottesmore! It was great to witness your confidence grow as the workshop progressed. By the end, you were sounding very relaxed on air and producing some great radio.

    YJA Senior Editor

  4. Sam December 9, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    It was lovely meeting you all at Siren FM and I hope you enjoyed the day as much as I did.

    I’m looking forward to reading, watching and listening to future reports from the Cottesmore Newsroom Team!

    YJA Managing Editor

  5. louie December 15, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Cottesmore team members supported each other and worked very well together. Thanks to Bill, Sam and Sue for all their support throughout the daring adventure!

  6. isobel farrell January 5, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Loved working at Siren, it was so much fun.

  7. Maddie January 19, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    I look like a pro

  8. Maddie Stacey March 8, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    My Mum put that comment!!

  9. Alex March 15, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Best day ever, well besides when I went on a trip to a theme park. Going to Lincoln was an adventure.

  10. Tia Bond April 19, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    I bet it was loads of fun I really enjoyed listening to everthing you did and I made sure i watched Christmas

  11. Jasmine February 7, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    You guys look like pro’s