The Sounds of the Beacon team, based in the LRC (Learning Resource Centre), is a club for students that produces news and feature programmes for the whole school. These are broadcast across the school on the big screens and on the website. Any student can apply to be on the Sounds of the Beacon team - come and see Miss de la Mare in the LRC for a form.
Every Thursday the news programme goes out across the school including the days news, sports, reviews and interviews.
Sounds of the Beacon regularly interview celebrities and cover events in school and in the wider community. This can range from rap poets such as Levi Tafari and Christopher Donavan, politicians like Lord Mandelson and our MP Rory Stewart to authors like Bali Rai and Melvin Burgess. Sounds of the Beacon gets involved with national and regional projects like the BBC School News Report Day and the Alfa Eden Rivers Trust Project.
Sounds of the Beacon was started as a radio station in September 2008 by Ms Lewin in the LRC. Professionals from Sound Space, Radio Cumbria, the Creative Partnership and the University of Cumbria came in to help set up equipment and to provide training. Students worked together to come up with the name "Sounds of the Beacon".
Since then, Sounds of the Beacon has turned into a TV station to reach out on to the web and the screens across school, using state-of-the-art film equipment.