Community radio station Gloss FM is reaching out to local schools thanks to a grant from South Gloucestershire Council.
The popular radio station, previously Thornbury FM, is widening its broadcast area across South Gloucestershire during April and schools across the district will be joining in when Gloss FM starts broadcasting on Monday 19 April.
Thanks to a grant of more than £2,300, Gloss FM will be helping to set up radio clubs in schools within the new, wider broadcast area. The grant was awarded from the council’s Revenue Grant programme which offers organisations and community groups the chance to bid for money for work within the local community.
The station will help schools to produce broadcast material about all aspects of school life and will help teachers in using radio as an educational tool. Pupils will benefit through increased media literacy as well as the excitement of hearing the material they have prepared broadcast across South Gloucestershire. After the April broadcast, programmes will continue to be produced for Gloss FM’s online station.
Cllr Heather Goddard, executive member for communities, said: “I am delighted that our local radio station is taking to the airwaves again and thrilled that thanks to a grant from the council, local schoolchildren will get the chance to be involved. It will be a great experience for them to hear their own radio scripts and reports broadcast live across the district.”
Gloss FM has approached schools within Severn Beach, Oldbury-on-Severn, Charfield, Hawkesbury, Chipping Sodbury, Bradley Stoke and Patchway, inviting them to take part.
Source: South Gloucestershire Council