Eastbourne Youth Radio charts success

Some of the students who took part in Eastbourne Youth Radio
Some of the students who took part in Eastbourne Youth Radio

STUDENTS from across the area entertained listeners to three days of live radio from studios at Sussex Downs College.

Presenting programmes that they had planned and created themselves the students were also taking part in Global Entrepreneurship Week.

For the third year running, EYR won a prestigious High Impact award that recognises the contribution and opportunity that the project provides for young people to gain and develop entrepreneurial skills.

EYR is organised by Eastbourne Education Business Partnership in association with Sussex Downs College.

By the time programmes finished last Friday, some 2,500 young people and more than 40 sponsors had been involved in the various stages of the project.

Leading the programme sponsors for 2011 were Eastbourne Homes and Mears Group which were promoting apprenticeships.

The Weather Shop supported hourly weather reports and Recruitment South East assisted with marketing.

Tim Sorensen, EYR co-ordinator, said, “Congratulations once again to everyone who helped to make this year’s broadcast such a fantastic success.

“EYR is a real feather in the cap for Eastbourne and one that makes us all very proud”

“Every year we are treated to a great schedule and this year was no exception with many memorable highlights and live performances.

“This included the return visit by singer Rachel Brett who performed tracks from her recent album.”

There were some serious interviews with stars from TV, sport and the media as well as organisations including British Red Cross and East Sussex Fire and Rescue.