Stanton Vale pupils visit Erewash Sound for a tour and studio time

A group of pupils from a Long Eaton school have paid a visit to Erewash Sound to speak with presenters, take a look at the studios and take part in some work in the recently developed training studio.

Four students from Stanton Vale School on Thoresby Road, Ethan, Alick, Beth and Joel tried their hands at being radio presenters on Friday 14th June and were said to be very excited ahead of their visit to The Media Centre in Cotmanhay. 

During a special studio recording session, they announced who they were and introduced their own favourite song, explaining what it meant to them.

Ethan said: “My name is Ethan – I like the song ‘Shape Of You’ by Ed Sheeran – it reminds me of my mum dancing.”, meanwhile, Alick said that ‘Sorry’ by Justin Bieber recalled fixing friendships and being happy to be friends again. 

Joel said Tom Walker’s ‘You And I’ makes him feel happy and think that Tom is a good singer.  

‘Seven Rings’ by Arianna Grande was also selected as a favourite whilst ‘This Is Me’ from The Greatest Showman soundtrack was revealed as a song adopted by the school.

Students also had a few shout outs for their parents.   Joel, Ethan and Beth’s song introductions were recorded and are set to be played out on the Erewash Sound Afternoon Show with David O’Connell on Friday 21st June at around 2:30pm.  

An assembly at the school is expected to include a special slot to listen to the output being broadcast live.

Breakfast Show presenter and one of the station directors Paul Stacey said: “It was lovely to see their reactions to being in the hotseat as presenters.  It was an absolute pleasure to host – Christine (Reverend Christine French), David and I really enjoyed it.