July 5, 2011 3.47 pm This story is over 154 months old

Community station to host summer school

Siren summer: Youngsters will have the chance to host their own radio show on Siren FM this summer.

Siren FM, Lincoln’s community radio station, will be holding a summer school for young people interested in radio.

The radio station, based on the University of Lincoln’s Brayford Pool campus, will be holding two one week courses over the summer holidays.

The course is aimed at people aged between 10 and 15-years-old, and each week can hold 12 pupils.

Week one of the summer school takes place between August 8 to 12 and is meant for 10-12-year-olds. The second week of the course is intended for 13-15-year-olds and begins August 15, ending August 19.

Every participant will get a chance to present, interview and edit as well as create parts of the show in the build up to the programme on the Friday.

The summer school is organised by Siren presenter Andy Deighton.

He says that having a week to create an hour long live show is intensive but also points out that it will be fun as the station is “giving people a pretty unique experience about how to put a radio show together”.

Each member of the group will also get a CD recording of the final show to keep.

Deighton says it is important for Siren to get involved in the community as “we are Lincoln’s first community radio station and […] we want to invite the community in as well to come and see what it is like for themselves”.

It is hoped that after the summer some of the pupils who got involved in the course will continue to volunteer at Siren.

The course, which costs £60 a person, will run every day for a week.

For more information and bookings then get in touch either by email [email protected] or call 01522 886001.

Source: Siren FM | Photos: Andy Deighton