Alford youngsters take to the airwaves

The pupils outside the Lincs FM building in Lincoln.
The pupils outside the Lincs FM building in Lincoln.

STUDENTS from Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Alford took to the airwaves recently when they popped along to BBC Lincolnshire’s HQ as part of a special project.

The youngsters took part in the national BBC News School Report, where up-to-the minute news broadcasts and feature articles were created for a real BBC audience.

The students worked with Andy Roche, senior broadcaster at BBC Radio Lincolnshire, prior to the day to prepare stories and develop their interview skills. 

One of the stories, focusing on cuts in funding for transport to county orchestra and choir events, was picked up by Look North.

Sally Devereux and Amelia Houltby, both 15, were selected to work with BBC reporter Vanessa Clarke.

They reported on their story and interviewed a representative of Lincolnshire County Council; the report was broadcast on Look North recently.