Russell came to Ridgeway and gave over 200 students an experience they will never forget. Tightly organised from start to finish, Russell planned the day for us and executed it to the second, giving our students the challenge of broadcasting a 30 minute radio show live to the nation (we had already issued a press release telling Swindon about the day and all the parents were suitably excited!) Russell gave each group an area to prepare (news, sport, traffic, adverts, etc) and set them tight deadlines for completion and rehearsal. ALL students were on task throughout, with Russell using his considerable personality to engage and drive them on. Every student contributed and came away smiling, full of achievement and enthusiasm about radio. All us teachers had to do was set out a few tables and then sit back and enjoy the performance! Everyone had a FANTASTIC day and we cannot thank Russell enough.