Butler College newshounds get airing

On air: Andrea Duff, Tayla McNamara, Alisha Saez, Rebecca May, Jessica Michell and Chelsea Broun. Pictures: Martin Kennealey           d454630
Butler College newshounds get airing
On air: Andrea Duff, Tayla McNamara, Alisha Saez, Rebecca May, Jessica Michell and Chelsea Broun. Pictures: Martin Kennealey         d454630

TEENAGERS are infiltrating the airwaves in Butler with the introduction of a radio project.

Butler College English teacher and project co-ordinator Sarah Johnson said the project was a creative outlet for students and an introduction to journalism, with students required to research news stories.

“Students learn to be effective collaborators as they work in small teams to research and develop each story by editing and producing one while |developing an appreciation for the |communication platform itself,” she said.

“It is a great opportunity for students to experience presenting live on air, which gets the adrenalin pumping and builds self-esteem and self-confidence.

“Students work to write, produce and present local news concerning Butler College, its students and their |involvement in the local com-|munity.

“Many listeners of the radio station are locals and it’s nice for our wider community to hear from the students.

“It develops a relationship between the school and community and |lets them know about the positive things that Butler does with its students.”

Mrs Johnson said the first story |introduced the bushranger cadet program while another promoted the homework club, which runs twice a week, giving students more time with teachers. She said for term 3, they planned to do a live broadcast with the Subih Brothers, who were finalists in the Australia’s Got Talent TV competition and an overview on the college |becoming WA’s fourth largest school by next year.