Few schools are able to offer such opportunities in a fun way. The students at Sandridge are so involved with that they are doing that they often forget that they are practically applying the skills they have learned in english and maths, not to mention other aspects of the curriculum.
Most activities are done in groups or teams which teaches social interaction and adaptation. Spoken skills are also important as the students have to explain and express their ideas clearly.
The children have to plan what they will be broadcasting, and utilise information from the internet which links to the computer curriculum.
The Sandridge Radio & TV station is now in its fourth year and Richard believes it has surpassed what they ever thought possible.
They are not a school that simply stands still they are constantly looking for new innovative ways to teach.
Since its launch, there has been a noticable improvement in levels of self confidence, speaking and listening skills, planning and recording, increased levels on concentration and greater use of Technology in Learning.
Sandridge School has become more well known in the local community and this has resulted in increased demands for places. There has been a marked improvement in academic standards across the curriculum.
The Project has been transferred into other schools which have also noted positive improvements from using this approach.
Congratulations to Richard and his Radio and TV team on winning The Community Education Awards "Technology In Learning Award 2018!"