Year 7 Get Creative with Heart FM

“Making friends, learning new things and having fun!”

On Monday 17th September 2018, 10 of our amazing Year 7s – who had been at Penrice for less than 2 weeks – discussed theory, planned, scripted and recorded our Open Evening radio adverts with Heart FM.

After learning all about radio adverts in a short workshop, students were given a brief and tasked with writing what Penrice means to them. They covered everything from the importance of getting involved and discovering new opportunities, to exciting new lessons, meeting new teachers and making new friends.

They even linked up with the studios in Exeter to watch their creations – which they were told will be heard by 150,000 people – come to life.

Charlie, Senior Creative Manager at Global, said: “We were really impressed with the Year 7 students who took part in the project to make a radio commercial for the academy.

“Their enthusiasm was contagious but what impressed us most was the way they collaborated together. Ideas were developed in small groups and shared openly with others, who often adopted and developed the ideas further.

“The end result was of a very high quality and Penrice should be proud of these new students.”

A huge well done to them! Listen to their adverts below:

Year 7’s Heart FM Open Evening advert 1
Year 7’s Heart FM Open Evening advert 2
Year 7’s Heart FM Open Evening advert 3

Open Evening: Thursday 27th September 2018, 5pm – 7.30pm

Open Tours: 1st October – 12th October 2018