Pupils are pioneering podcasts

PUBLISHED: 06:48 18 May 2006 | UPDATED: 09:18 24 May 2010

Mr Furmston and Miss Cordaro with Jemma Kirsopp, Gracie Spear, Joe Spear, Tim Haines, Marcus Hughes and Emma Harding.

Mr Furmston and Miss Cordaro with Jemma Kirsopp, Gracie Spear, Joe Spear, Tim Haines, Marcus Hughes and Emma Harding.

PUPILS in Worle have brought their school bang up-to-date by making it one of the first in North Somerset to develop podcasts. Priory Community School students 15-year-old Joe Spear and Tim Haines developed the first podcast as part of a project that won

PUPILS in Worle have brought their school bang up-to-date by making it one of the first in North Somerset to develop podcasts.Priory Community School students 15-year-old Joe Spear and Tim Haines developed the first podcast as part of a project that won a prize at the British Association Crest Awards.Podcasts are sounds or video files that can be downloaded from websites onto an MP3 player or iPod and watched or listened to.A group of year 11 students are now developing a variety of different types of podcasts to be placed on the school's website.They include study tips for students about to embark on exams, information on school events, news and music.Headteacher Ron Richards said: "Priory is one of the few schools involved in the use of this new technology. It has powerful potential and could be possible to video lessons for students to download."It could be used for homework tasks or to keep students up-to-date if they missed school due to illness."In particular, it is likely to be successful because it uses the technology that young people themselves have become familiar with.

More from Weston Mercury

52 minutes ago

Young carers in North Somerset got the chance to showcase their creative skills by redesigning a party space.

Read more

A father from Winscombe was sentenced to more than three years in prison for a knifepoint robbery of a Weston shop.

Read more

A father ‘struggled’ to care for his son without support for 20 weeks after North Somerset Council failed to provide him with adequate information about carer’s assessments.

Read more

Burnham and Highbridge Town Council have appointed a new town clerk.

Read more
Yesterday, 23:04

People flocked to Weston on Saturday for a day of alternative therapy, spiritualism and traditional crafts from around the world.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

Pupils turned out in droves, sporting yellow ears and eye patches, in support of Children in Need.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:23

A Weston boy, who has been long been hailed as an inspiration to children suffering from bullying, has added another prestigious prize to his collection.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:23

Weston boss Marc McGregor has hailed the performance Tom Llewellyn in the Seagulls’ defeat at Welling United, after the teenage starlet marked his first league start with a stunning goal.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

Children as young as 12 have been caught running on the roof of a derelict factory and trespassing in the collapsing building.

Read more
Yatton
Yesterday, 10:41

A six-year-old has raised more than £500 for a Wraxall charity with a sponsored hair cut.

Read more
Weston-super-Mare

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Snow

Snow

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 0°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists