Tulip Radio is proud of its commitment to local schools and education. Over the past few years we have always been increasing our bonds with schools and the community as a whole.
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Tulip Radio teamed up with Lincolnshire Education Business Partnership and Mediabox to provide training to young people in the community throughout the summer of 2010. The School’s Sound project included a day at Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership’s road safety centre in North Kyme. Our thanks to Robin Mardon and the staff at the road safety centre for putting on a great day for the students.
Tulip Radio assisted the pupils in developing practical hands-on experience in the use of recording, editing and broadcast equipment. With this knowledge they then had the opportunity to be creative and were able to produce and present their very own radio show.
Tulip Radio were delighted to be honoured with an Investors in Education Award in 2008 at a ceremony in Lincoln. This prestigious award was given to us in recognition of our efforts to involve young people from local Spalding schools in various projects we have been running within South Holland over the past 4 years. We were thrilled to receive it and the recognition it acknowledges will encourage us to further increase our commitment to our local schools.
Tulip Radio also supports the two special schools in the town, the Priory School, and the Garth School. With pupils from the Priory School taking part in the media course on both phases, we also supported the Garth School when a group of pupils visited the studios and had a go at talking into the microphone, providing a valuable extra-curricular activity and hands-on experience to stimulate the pupils.
Tulip Radio has also been an exhibitor at the Skills Market, a careers fair for South Holland, with over 1800 students attending. We gave students the opportunity to mix music tracks, and use a basic 'outside broadcast' setup. The students visiting were very keen to participate and enjoyed the experience of working with music.
In the second phase of the training, in addition to other students coming in small groups, students from the Gleed Boys School GCSE Media Studies course attended the station to find out what went on at a real radio station and give an 'away from the textbook' experience, with the workshop focusing specifically on podcasting.
We established our Media Broadcasting Course in 2004 as a pilot, developing into a full course with two waves of intake in 2005/2006 and 2006/2007. The course was a resounding success with many students from local schools including Gleed Boys, Gleed Girls, Spalding High and the Priory School benefiting from the training.