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Your Voice - Your Future

"Your Voice - Your Future" is an innovative scheme taking place in schools across the Richmondshire District of the Yorkshire Dales, encouraging young people to explore the issues important to them through creating audio projects.

Run by Richmondshire District Council and creative agency Heads Together as part of Richmondshire's Youth Strategy, youngsters have been encouraged to choose a topic they feel passionately about and then develop a proposal for a radio programme around it.

The initiative will ultimately see a number of the audio projects created by these young people broadcast here on Daelnet and on BBC Local Radio and Fresh Radio.

Over the coming weeks Daelnet will be keeping you up to date with the progress so far…we'll also be featuring diary entries compiled by the students and pupils as they work towards completing their audio projects... So keep checking back regularly to see the latest "Your Voice - Your Future" news...

Two heroic members of the RAF have paid a flying visit to Askrigg to help pupils turn their winning idea into a piece of radio reality.

Tornado pilot, Flt Lt Mark Wilson and navigator, Flt Lt Ted Threapleton, made national headlines recently when they guided a stricken civilian aircraft to safety. This week they dropped in on pupils at Askrigg VC Primary to take part in a debate about low flying aircraft.

Flt Lts Wilson and Threapleton joined pupils and local farmer David Amsden, to discuss low flying aircraft in the Dales, as part of their "Think High, Not Low" programme.

"Think High, Not Low" will now go forward as one of the "Your Voice - Your Future" projects to be broadcast; other winning ideas include an investigation of activities for young children in Reeth and Gunnerside, road safety and speeding traffic in Colburn, and an exploration of how town pride can be used to bridge the generation gap in Leyburn.

Pictured - from left - are Kirsty Watson from Heads Together with David Amsden, Flt Lts Wilson and Threapleton and young broadcasters from Askrigg VC Primary School.

Friday 07 April 2006

Name: Alice, Emma, Sarah, Stephen, Ben, Breadon

School: Askrigg v.c Primary school.

Programme: Title Fly high not low.

Who was involved

Kirsty and Abby came from heads together to help us.

What we did today

We recorded our sheep play, which was in the style of creature comforts interviews.

We enjoyed reording and practicing the play. The hard part was getting the sound, volume and words right.

Friday 07 April 2006

Name: The farmer debate side

School: Askrigg v.c Primary school.

Programme: Title Fly high not low.

What we did today

Today we did a practise of the debate and ran the questions through.

We learnt that you have to be quiet when recording.(any sound that's wrong spoils it)

We also tried to do a splash sound effect at the end.

Friday 07 April 2006

Name: Natasha, Niamh, Emily, Lynn and William.

School: Askrigg v.c Primary school.

Programme: Title Fly high not low.

Ideas.

Our ideas are to stop the R.A.F flying so low.

We will interview a farmer, a pilot and some sheep.

We learned how to set up radio equipment. The part that was challenging was the bit where we had to set up the radio equipment because there was lots of wires and things to set up.

I enjoyed recording the debate.

Thursday 30 March 2006

Name: Stephen, Ben, Alice, Sarah, Emma and Braedon

School: Askrigg v.c Primary school.

Programme: Title Fly high not low.

What we did today

we learned how to record things for the radio and we recorded our selves. The thing we found hard was getting the right sound.

We enjoyed rehearsing our play.

February 2006

Name: Ben and Sarah

School: Askrigg v.c Primary school.

Programme: Title Fly high not low.

What we did today
Today I learnt about the problems the sheep had with the planes flying so low, although it was quite challenging thinking about the questions. I really enjoyed thinking about the script for the sheep.

Who was involved and how
The people involved were Alice, Sarah, Emma, Stephen Braedon and Ben. We were all involved in writing the script, sharing our ideas and deciding what to say.The teacher involved was Miss Hodges because she helped us with the questions. The project workers were called Katie and Kirsty they were involved because they helped different groups.

Work to be done in preparation for next session
Before next week we are going to type up our interview and give a copy to everyone in our group. We will have a practise interview with the sheep so we can record it next week when Kirsty comes. We will also try and get some plane, sheep and splashing sound effects ready.

February 2006

Name: Emily and Natasha

School: Askrigg v.c Primary school.

Programme: Title Fly high not low.

What we did today
Today we had Kirsty and Katie around to Askrigg school to talk to us all about the radio program that we entered into the competition that is called Youth Matters. It was really fun because we were split into groups and wrote down some more ideas about what to do in the radio program.

What was challenging
The thing that was challenging was thinking about the questions and what the answers might be.

What we enjoyed was
We enjoyed working in groups and planning things like the questions and the debate.

Who is involved
These were the people involved: Classmates: Tasha, Emily, Lynn, Niamh, William and Shaun
Teacher: Miss Hodges
Project workers: Kirsty and Katie

What we need to do next
We need to contact someone who works at RAF Leeming and arrange an interview.
We need to try and get some aeroplane noise, some children playing and sheep baaarrring.

February 2006

Name: Becky

School: Askrigg v.c Primary school.

Programme: Title Fly high not low.

We want to stop the RAF flying so low we are going to have a debate between a farmer and a RAF person.

We have learnt today how to run a debate.

We think the hardest thing to do was to think about other peoples thoughts.

I enjoyed working in a group and sharing our thoughts and opinions.

In our group there was Lucy,Grace,Jack,Amy,Kate,Matthew and me.

Our Teacher was Miss Hodges.

Our project Workers were Kirsty and Katie.

We are contact Alistair Dinsdale to arrange an interview with us.

Our sound effects are going to be farm noises, we are going to ask some local farmers if we can record on their farm.

We are going to practice our interview skills and do some mock interviews.



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