5th December 2014

Chorley FM and Albany Academy Create Albany FM Reports

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Albany Academy has teamed up with Chorley FM to offer an exciting new project for their pupils. Chorley FM will now have their very own team of reporters, who are able to give a unique insight into life at Albany through the eyes of its pupils.

The community radio station, whose target audience is 15 – 25 year olds, is looking to develop the next generation of radio presenters and reporters. Albany pupils who have been supplied with latest recording equipment will be reporting on events, sports fixtures and other activities that take place in the school. These reports and interviews are then sent to Chorley FM and will be broadcast on a fortnightly basis. Pupils will be reporting on events such as, the school’s Christmas Choir performances, school fundraising activities including its involvement in Children in Need and also provide insight into events such as the drama production of ‘Bugsy’ involving a large cast of pupils.

Barbara Lowe, community relations officer at Chorley FM, said, “Chorley FM, Chorley’s very own local community radio station is proud to be involved with Albany Academy.

During the summer months several Albany students took part in a media course which was funded by Chorley Council. The project was very successful and the project has since been extended to include more media experiences for the pupils.

Chorley FM is looking forward to once again working with the school in an exciting new project which will see students taking part in media journalism focused around the activities in school. Reports from the students will be aired on Chorley FM in a special slot which has been allocated to the school

This is a brilliant community project and a great insight to the activities provided in our local secondary schools and it is an excellent way to improve confidence and life skills. Chorley FM is very supportive of these projects in our town”

Ian Woods, Deputy Head at Albany Academy said, “We are very pleased at Albany that our pupils have this opportunity to make a positive contribution to the local Community in partnership with Chorley FM. The project will also help the pupils to develop the skills and attributes needed in young people to become confident adults.”

You will be able to listen to the Albany Academy school reporters from week beginning the 8th December on Chorley FM 102.8 FM http://www.chorley.fm​ and on the iPhone app and smartphone.

This is part of a range of opportunities the school provides for its pupils. Participation enables pupils to learn and master new skills outside of the classroom. If you would like to know more about opportunities that Albany Academy provides for its pupils please contact the school on 01257 244020 or alternatively you can follow the school on twitter @AlbanyAcademy