Wave of success for Youth Radio project

Eastbourne Youth Radio studio
Eastbourne Youth Radio studio

The Eastbourne Education Business Partnership has ended the year with a series of events and achievements not least the recent 12th annual broadcast of Eastbourne Youth Radio which has been awarded a coveted High Impact Award.

The radio project was one of 361 recognised from more than 3,000 that place during Global Enterprise Week – the EYR project involved over 2000 students aged 5-19 from 25 schools and colleges across the area.

It involved more than 2,000 students aged five-19 from 25 schools and colleges across the area.

In addition the business partnership has been given a pre-Christmas boost by getting charitable status, which will enable the organisation to continue to develop and deliver activities that benefit the entire community.

Completing the triple success was the timely confirmation of a £9,962.00 Awards for All grant from the Big Lottery Fund, which will be used to support IT systems infrastructure and website development that will support both volunteers and users of the EBP’s services.

Chairman Dr Steven Goss-Turner said, “I am delighted we have such a strong team behind the partnership, representing the business community and Chamber of Commerce, the borough council, head teachers from primary, secondary and independent education in Eastbourne, as well as Sussex Downs College and the University of Brighton.”

Eastbourne Education Business Partnership launched in 1985 and continues as an independent organisation providing work-related learning support to schools and colleges in Eastbourne and Hailsham. Activities include Youth Radio, Engineering Club, In-Bloom, Enterprise and Young Chef.

Eastbourne Youth Radio was launched in November 2001 as an initiative to engage young people in community issues and using the medium of radio has created significant opportunities for thousands of students to create, produce and present material to a wide local audience – and more recently, worldwide via the internet.