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Staff undergoing Radiowaves training.
Tuesday 14th April 2009 by C. Freeman

Brooke Weston students will be able to record, edit and share their own radio reports on a dedicated website aimed at schools. Radiowaves allows students aged from five to 19 to broadcast their own material online. Now Brooke Weston has signed up for the service, and it will be rolled out across the curriculum in coming weeks.

Staff members were trained on using the recording equipment and editing package and they will listen to everything that gets put on the Brooke Weston site. As well as putting on their own internet radio reports students will also be able to upload videos and do podcasts and blogs. Each student will be able to set up their own page on the Radiowaves site where they can write a brief profile about themselves and post their work for their friends to enjoy.

The site is a safe way for young people to communicate as there are no personal details stored or shared on there and it is regulated by staff at each of the schools which have signed up.

Ms Taboada-Naya, the Radiowaves co-ordinator for Brooke Weston, said: 'This is a great use of technology to allow our students to broadcast items about their hobbies, interests and school work. It will be useful in all areas of life here, from posting sports reports, music or news; I'm sure the students will really make good use of it.'

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