Check the Mic presenters are pictured from left: Julie, Georgia and Alex. Photo: St George's International School
Luxembourg students have been awarded for creating a pop-up radio show to ease isolation during the country’s coronavirus lockdown.
When schools close their doors on 16 March as part of government measures to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, three Year 10 GCSE media studies students from St George’s International School took their homeschooling very seriously. Responding to a challenge set by their teacher, Mr Burrowes, Julie, Georgia and Alex created a series of ten, hour-long broadcasts for Radio Ara’s Graffiti section.
Dubbed “Pass the Mic”, the show involves sharing messages from students, staff, parents, friends and family in Luxembourg and beyond, and incorporates fun segments such as the student vs teacher comedy battle, readings and music and chat.
The team received training over the Easter break in audio editing and putting together lively and entertaining episodes. They were nominated for a special achievement award within the Cobis school network. Despite sending the nomination in two weeks after the deadline, the jury issued a special achievement award to the “Pass the Mic” team.
“It feels great hearing the finished show on the radio and knowing we’ve tried to do something to bring people together and put a smile on a few faces,” Alex said.
The next episodes will be broadcast on 29, 30 April, and 1 May, from 4-5pm on Radio Ara.