Radio expert helps Alford pupils at school station

A scene from the visit. Photo supplied.
A scene from the visit. Photo supplied.

A former Alford pupil who now works in the radio industry swung by his former school to help students develop their radio skills.

Students and staff at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammarwere visited by ex-student, Jonathan Brine, last week to work with some of the Y7’s for the school’s very own radio station.

Jonathan went to Lincoln University to study journalism and now works for BBC Radio Lincolnshire on the afternoon show.

He said: “QEGS Radio has been one of the driving forces behind where I have got to now”.

During his visit, Jonathan went through with students how to create VOX Pops and do professional interviews which will be shared with staff and pupils through the school’s Facebook site.

Whilst at the school, Jonathan also interviewed the Y12 Australia group, who leave for a study tour to Sydney later this week. This interview went out live on BBC Radio Lincolnshire and Jonathan also gave the group tips on how to produce a successful audio diary on the trip.

Queen Elizabeth’s is a member of the Young Journalist Academy. Last week saw some Y7 students interview Lydia Norton (11S) about her Show Jumping performances, Billy Hendry (9C) about his Open Water Swimming and Ashton Turner (13C) about his golfing exploits

These stories, and others from the people around the Alford community, will be available on the school’s planned community DVD project “What’s Your Story” later in the year.

“We are still looking for people to interview who have an interesting story. If you are such a person and would like to be involved in our DVD e-mail our school YJA co-ordinator, Mr Johnson -,” said a school spokesperson.

“We are looking for people of all generations that have a story to tell - whether this is something that happened in your childhood or recently please get in touch.”