Speakeasy Youth Radio was a 6 week project with Australian VCAL students. I worked with 3 groups of students from Emerald Secondary College, Mater Christi College and Mountain District Learning Centre. Each group worked to make one hour of pre-recorded radio.
Emerald Secondary discuss social issues affecting young people, including years 10, 11 & 12 study options, homophobia, social media PLUS! live music from local band Little Bear Run.
Students from Mater Christi College Belgrave explore the theme of Addictions, from the funny, serious to the just totally weird. Featuring live music, an interview with Cindy Van Rooy from the Australian Drug Foundation, voxpops, and information about the 27 Club.
Mountain District Learning Center speak about alternative learning, sharing their experiences, talking with teachers and center staff, exploring funding issues and interviewing local MP Brad Battin and MP Nick Wakeling, minister for Higher Education.
This special project was supported by OELLEN Outer Eastern Local Learning & Employment Network.
Listen here to a clip from each group’s work.