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Over the past 6 months, 70 young people between the ages of 16 and 25 have been trained in radio production skills as part of the Legacy Youth Radio programme. The programme, delivered in partnership with Reprezent FM 107.1 Community youth radio station and locally based youth skills training provider, A New Direction, has given young people valuable radio skills and the young people of east London a voice on issues important to them, linked to the Olympics and beyond.
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All participants had the opportunity to go on a tour of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to learn about the site, the London 2012 games and the legacy plans for the Park. They carried out interviews with LLDC staff including Andy Altman, Sarah Weir, Mark Camley, Peter Tudor, Michelle Smith-Williams and Layla Conway. They also met and interviewed a range of artists and sports stars including Goldie, Amy Marren (Paralympic swimmer), Trevor Nelson, Tessa Sanderson, Kelly La Rock, Roksuna Begum (kick boxing champion), local MP’s and young Athletes. They also interviewed members of the public.
All radio shows have gone out on Reprezent FM reaching out to hundreds of young people across London including the host boroughs.
This event allowed participants on the programme to get together to celebrate and showcase all the fantastic work they have done over the last 6 months. It provided the opportunity for participants to evaluate their achievements and to start planning the next steps. It was centred around a live panel debate, which was titled ‘Great Legacy Debate’, and was a fun lively panel discussion around the topic of the future Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the young people of east London. The debate was chaired by Nick Bright (1XTRA weekend breakfast presenter). The panel included:
Peter Tudor – LLDC Director of Venues
Dekan Aperjee – BBC London Broadcaster
Amy Merren – Paralympic Swimmer
Wendy Zadigue – Deputy Young Mayor of Newham
Ruksana Begum.- British Women’s kickboxing champion
The event was a chance to celebrate the achievements of the different Legacy youth radio groups and each group was awarded for their achievements as follows.
|Hackney Bsix College||Best Social Commentary|
|Newham College||Creative excellence|
|Mulberry Girls School||Most improved confidence|
|Newham (E15 focus)||Best Production|
|Charlton Athletic||Best feature|
|Street Life Radio||Best teamwork|
As part of this event the interactive website was launched for all the latest Legacy Youth Radio news. To listen to all the shows produced and to see photographs of the groups in action please check out: