For the most part, the team is taking the next few weeks off, but I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you.
It has been a fantastic four weeks, since we have launched the network, the support from the school community has been amazing. We now have over 350 subscribers to our podcasts and hundreds of readers of the blog posts. The journalism students have worked extremely hard to produce all of the weekly content and have constantly surprised me with the sheer amount of courage they demonstrate. It would be fair to say that putting yourself ‘on-the-air’ each week is difficult and yet they have never wavered, pushing themselves forward no matter how tired or ill they are!
Two of our founding members moved onto new enrichment options but I am grateful to Caitlin and Sam for all their work during the launch period. I also need to thank Kelly from Year 13 for taking on the role of Editor of written content, she has made my job considerably easier over the past couple of weeks; as well as Jess for joining us and jumping straight into her new role.
Most importantly I need to give a HUGE thank you to Maddison, Carla, Ewelina, Georgia, Demi, Katherine, Charlotte, Marie, Jacob, Elsie, Sophie, Brooke and Jaimee. They took the suggestion of creating a podcast network and made it their own; without them the network would not be what it is. I don’t think it is possible for a teacher to be prouder of his students and I cannot wait for you all to hear what they have planned for next year.
So next time you see them in the corridor, stop them and congratulate them on what they have achieved … trust me when I say they have earned it.
Have a great Christmas and a very Happy New Year, we’ll see you in 2015!
Programming Manager - Felpham FM