Thornhill J and I School Radio & Mobile Studio

A project by: Peter Simons

Successful

WE RAISED £961

from 26 donors

This project received pledges on Fri 14 Jul 2017
Enable our children to create their own radio shows and record live events

Key Stats

% of students on pupil premium at our school: 37%

Number of students that will benefit: whole school

Age of students: 5 - 11

Summary

We are trying to raise £1500 to buy the equipment we need to start our own school radio station and portable recording studio. We want to be able to afford a mac book capable of handling both of these jobs. This will allow our students to write their own radio shows and put them on at lunch times, but also give them the opportunity to record performances and create a school CD. As well as the macbook we will need a licence, microphones, headphones, cables and software.

Our School

Our school is quite unique as we have a very strong and thriving music department.  Due to the nature of our catchment, we firmly believe that our children deserve a well rounded curriculum that does not just focus on the three Rs.

The school has appointed a music specialist and every child in school learns to play a different musical instrument every year.  They are taught to read and write music and some students (by year 6) are capable of writing songs worthy of GCSE level! Just visit our school webpage (http://www.thornhilljischool.co.uk/learning/thornhills-got-talent-2017/) to see the talent show. Our winner this year was a student in Year 6 who independently wrote a song about her sister leaving for University!  We have a very low uptake of children who can afford music tuition from the local music service (due to the expense), so by employing a music teacher the children are allowed to explore their creative side.

The next stage in the development for our children, is for them to learn how to write a radio show and to build up their confidence to produce and run these throughout lunch time.  We also would like the children to be able to record performances so we can make a school CD rather than having an outside body come into school to do this. There are so many skills that this project will encompass as the children will have to: write their own show, time their shows and songs, read up on news, learn the science of the equipment and waveforms as well as learn the science behind microphone positions.

As a school we will make excellent use of these resources. Our children will reap the benefits for many years to come.

OUR PROJECT

This project should benefit all students and give every child a chance to be involved with the radio and also in making a school CD. The main children who will be using the equipment to start with will be year s5 and 6.  This project however; is long term and all children will, at some point, have the opportunity to write their own show and have a go at recording.

Where your donations GO

1 x Mac Book @ £949.00

http://www.jigsaw24.com/apple-macbook-air-13-inch-dual-i5-1.6ghz-8gb-128gb-intel-hd-6000/macbook-air/-/fcp-product/26521

1 x Avid Pro Tools Student/ Teacher Annual Subscription @ £94.80

http://www.gear4music.com/Recording-and-Computers/Avid-Pro-Tools-Student-Teacher-Annual-Subscription/18RB?origin=product-ads&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=PLA%20-%20All%20Products&utm_term=4583726537316707&utm_content=All%20Products

1 x XLR to MACBOOK Convertor @ £286.00

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Focusrite-MOSC0018-Scarlett-Generation-Interface/dp/B01E6T547Y/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1495739263&sr=8-4&keywords=focusrite+scarlett

1 x XLR Cables for microphones @ £79.95

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pulse-25m-out-Multicore-Drum-x/dp/B00Q8WFYVY/ref=sr_1_105?ie=UTF8&qid=1495739582&sr=8-105&keywords=multicore+xlr

1 x Microphone for Radio Station @ £54.99

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vocal-Star-VHF-Wireless-Microphone-Set/dp/B01JA9LMIK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496251027&sr=8-1&keywords=Vocal-Star+Dual+VHF+Wireless+Microphone

Delivery cost = £0

Credit card fees (2%): £30 (to cover the fees charged by the payment provider)

Grand Total = £1,486

See our recording of Run

This highlights our problem for recording in school at the moment!

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Peter Simons

generated 246 clicks and caused 11 donations totalling £341.00

Amanda Rackham

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Olivia Wrigglesworth

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Kerry Laville

generated 547 clicks, donated, and caused 1 donation of £5.00

Louise Hartley

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Chris Stratford

generated 30 clicks and donated £5.00

Graeme Holmes

generated 17 clicks and donated

James Berry

donated £200.00

Tracy Hodgson

donated £50.00

Peter Simons

donated £19.00

Peter Simons

donated £10.00

Sophie Bracher

donated £10.00

Matty Firth

donated £10.00

Gemma Padgett

donated £10.00

Tracey Swales

donated £10.00

Dawn Lee

donated £10.00

Haley Guest

donated £5.00

5 anonymous donations totalling £300.00

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Good Luck Peter. Let me know how the project develops. Have a good break over Summer. Cath

What a fantastic project Peter. So glad I spotted it on Facebook today. You are truly inspirational and continue to transform the lives of the Thornhill children. I love the videos and recognise a few faces even now. Well Done and Good Luck.

I hope we can get the money needed as I can see my children and all students would benefit from this lovely extension to our already wonderful music department

Our 4 children donated their spend for the weekend :)

Good luck

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