Young Academic Student News : School Report Isca College scoops top award

Great student news as Young Academic can reveal that Isca College in Devonshire won a top award for their radio station. For the second year running the College of Media Arts scooped the much coveted Sony Award for School Radio, much to the delight of students and teachers alike.

The radio project at Isca College commenced in 2009 by music and media technician Daniel Smith, and two highly prestigious Sony Awards later, it is clear to that the venture has been a massive success for the area and indeed, the college.

A piece entitled Pocket Money – which looked at the economy, spending cuts and changes in funding for higher education – is believed to have been one of the station’s better featured and could well have sealed the award for the college. It asks how young people’s life choices are affected by the government and decisions made by adults.

The documentary features interviews with John Barnard, head of resource strategies at Devon County Council, Labour MP and former secretary of state for Children, Schools and Families, Ben Bradshaw, the MP for Exeter and Sanet Steenkamp, acting director of education for Ohangwena in North Central Namibia.

Food for Thought, which was last year’s award-winning radio feature,  contained interviews with food industry professionals, the school nurse, members of the public, Isca students and the executive head chef of Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant at Watergate Bay in Cornwall.

News like this is just the kind of thing we want to hear about here at Young Academic – the UK’s national student news service – so if your school, college or University has been involved in such a scheme then we want to hear about it. We also want your opinion pieces, features and interviews so drop us a line at [email protected]

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