Science KS4 Coordinator
byorintuk, April 16, 2012
Since then the school radio has become part of lunchtime at Sharples School. The pupils who DJ and listen absolutely love it and it has brought a calmer atmosphere around the school. Some days when we are unable to broadcast due to exams being sat, we constantly get asked 'why is the radio not on today' this shows that when it’s not on they really miss it. We also use it for recording Pod casts as a form of revision during class time and the pupils really enjoy using the equipment.
The school radio helped to recruit pupils who are not necessarily academic and engaged them back into education. For example we have one pupil who disliked English and would disrupt the learning of others. Ever since he became a DJ he now uses the radio as a learning aid and has massively improved. He also attends a radio course run by a local radio station 2 days a week and wants to be a radio DJ when he is older. The radio has given him an opportunity which he would never have had before.
We have had some minor technical issues throughout the year but SYNERGY has been fantastic in helping us both on the phone and in person. We have also looked at additions to the equipment we currently have and SYNERGY were great in suggesting products and services.
If you want to enhance school life and offer an exiting way of learning a school radio system from SYNERGY is the perfect way to do it. I would recommend SYNERGY to any school that is interested in radio broadcasting.