OLSH Pod Squad

OLSH Pod Squad

Introducing the OLSH Pod Squad!

The Pod Squad is an example of how we empower girls to have a voice and navigate their learning opportunities. In Term 2, 2020 a Year 8 English class developed a love of all things podcasting during a media study, so much so that they expressed their desire to develop their skills further and create podcasts for the school community. From one discussion and idea the ‘OLSH Pod Squad’ was formed as a Co-Curricular group in 2020.

The group of students from Years 7-10 met regularly to brainstorm ideas and see what evolved from brainstorm to production. In addition to this some spontaneous opportunities to record live podcasts were presented in collaboration with James Meston from Arch D Radio. As a result, we are delighted that after only 6 months, some students from the group were nominated for best Radio Team and won Most Listened to Podcast of 2020 in the Arch D Radio Awards, with listeners from over 50 countries!

To commence 2021, 9 students have started their ‘Startcaster’ training with James through Arch D radio to build their capacity and skills in podcasting. We have been impressed at their level of engagement and look forward to seeing the girls mentor and lead their peers through the further evolution of the Pod Squad.

We share some of our podcasts with you and hope you will be as impressed as we are with the level of professionalism shown in their releases.

NEW EPISODE: During a memorable celebration of OLSH College's 70th year anniversary, the OLSH Podsquad came together to interview several Alumni from the past 70 years. The Alumni were asked a few questions during their interview, highlighting their journey at OLSH College. In this episode, we will be covering some of the fondest memories that the Alumni have shared with us. Tune in for a podcast packed with hilarious (and cheeky) stories across 70 years at OLSH College!