OGHS on Air

Otago Girls’ High School media studies students have been behind the mic at OAR FM.

The Year 12 students worked in small groups, preparing and presenting nine live-to-air programmes on a range of themes.

Schools can work with OAR FM to tailor a radio experience to suit their study goals. Station staff will arrange an introductory visit to the school, a short station tour, and guidance on how best to present students’ ideas.

When programmes go to air, students are given training in how to operate the production console, cue music and deliver voice breaks. Content can also be created in the classroom using mobile recording devices.

All programmes are streamed and podcast from the station’s website, enabling students to share their work with friends and family. Links can be posted in newsletters and on school websites.

OGHS Assistant Head of Department, English, Charlotte Hayward said the partnership with OAR provided students with an opportunity to complete a meaningful assessment with real-world applications.

“Students get very excited about their radio shows and it encourages them to step out of their comfort zone and have a great time.”

Schools interested in learning more about radio opportunities can contact Arina Aizal on 471 6161 or email arina@oar.org.nz.