Our Young Reporters Hit The Airwaves

IWM Young Reporters at Lambeth College Radio

This term IWM Young Reporters from local Archbishop Sumner School and Oasis Academy Johanna have been making exclusive behind-the-scenes podcasts about Transforming IWM London.

Sixty Year 5 students took on different roles including researchers, technical assistants, interviewers, roving reporters and presenters.  They worked together with IWM learning officers to plan and present a series of six exciting podcasts and even recorded their own jingle!

IWM Young Reporters on air at Lambeth College Radio

With the masterful support of eight Lambeth College radio production students and their dynamic course leader Sheila Smith, the podcasts were recorded and edited over two very exhausting and thrilling days at Lambeth College’s recording studios.

About working with IWM London on the Young Reporters’ podcasts, Sheila Smith, Lambeth College Vox Radio course tutor said:

It was great working with the Young Reporters who came to the studio enthusiastic and the radio students got a lot from passing on their skills and experience to the young people.

The podcasts included exclusive interviewees with some of IWM’s leading historians, curators and exhibition managers. They also interviewed members of IWM’s local community to learn about what other people think about IWM London and all the changes taking place.

First World War Curator Laura Clouting said:

It was brilliant, if a little scary, to be interviewed by the Young Reporters!  They were all very professional and broadcasting naturals.  They are going to be our future visitors so it was really important to talk through our plans for the new exhibition with them over the airwaves.

IWM Young Reporters recording interviews on air at Lambeth College Radio

And now an exciting chance to get a sneak preview!  The Lambeth College radio students featured one of the IWM Young Reporters’ interviews 35 minutes into their weekly VOX Radio show about motivation.  The interview is featured just after the song Don’t Stop Me Now.

Listen now.

Update: The podcasts will be released in weekly instalments later this year via our Facebook page. Make sure to like us on Facebook if you haven’t already!


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