Primary School Podcasts

We have been participating in a great project lately – write an environmental themed podcast as part of the LA21 initiative with Wicklow County Council. Three primary schools in Greystones, Co Wicklow were invited to take part St Laurence’s National School, St Patrick’s National School and Gaelscoil na gCloch Liath. The area has a great of natural beauty like the waterfall in nearby Powerscourt.

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The workshop was divided into 3 sections – Learn , Create & Share

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The workshops started with a presentation by our tutor Peter Baxter on what a podcast is and where to find them.

Then the children worked together to decide on a suitable theme that was relevant to them. Once that was done they worked together to research and write their scripts.

The students learned how to record and edit their voices then on apps and software and finally how to share them via digital media.

The results are original, clever and very creative. They are the results of a collaboration between the students and facilitation and guidance by their wonderful class teachers and Peter.

The classes ranged from 2nd through to 5th class and there are definitely some budding presenters and media producers in the area!

Thanks to the students and teachers from the schools for making Peter so welcome and thank you to Wicklow County Council and LA21 for making this project possible.

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