Bedford Free School pupils are going on the airwaves thanks to a donation by Bedford Castle Rotary Club.
Pupils are in training with In2Beats 106.5 FM to learn how to be technicians, presenters and DJs – and plan to launch their own school radio station in 2014.
Two representatives of Bedford Castle Rotary, Ismail Anilmis and Nick Yelland, visited the school to hear how the students were fund-raising to match the cash promised.
School principal Mark Lehain said: “It’s a worthwhile project to demonstrate to our pupils the importance of having a business plan, raising funds and good training before going live.
“We are looking forward to interviewing our benefactors from the Bedford Castle Rotary about the great work they do in the community.”
The project is one of a choice of 50 “electives” available to the 400 students at Bedford Free School who start at the age of 11 (Year 7) and are already progressing towards their GCSEs.
Parents are now opting for their Year 6 children to join Bedford Free School in September 2014. Visit www.bedfordfreeschool.co.uk