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.
Life lessons is a new series launched by the OLSH Podsquad where OLSH students identify relevant issues, and interview someone in the OLSH or wider community to get valuable pieces of advice and ‘life lessons’. In this first podcast, we hear from Kbora Ali, OLSH Alumnae and UNICEF Ambassador, and her colleague Daniel. Their honest, genuine and reflective words are sure to leave you inspired; they certainly did for us!
In this podcast, we hear from Sophia Kontogonis, journalist and news reader for Triple M/SAFM. Her tips, tricks and advice on choosing a career you love, is a must hear for those deciding on future pathways, and choosing subjects for next year!
SCHOOL LIFE PODCASTS
The term "school life" can mean a thousand different things to a thousand different people. This podcast features stories of students, schools & communities about as many of those things as we can. We thank James Meston from Arch D Radio for sharing his expertise and giving our students a platform to share their ideas.