Swindon Wildcats have teamed up with Peatmoor Community Primary School to give the students a taste of media and interviews through an exciting School Radio.

Peatmoor Community Primary School have been working on a school radio project in conjunction with Swindon 105.5 for approximately twelve months.  The project was introduced to the school by a pupil who led a small team of children last year.

Swindon Wildcats in the Community recently visited the local school with Wildcats stars Renny Marr and Tyler Plews as well as assistant coach Robbie Pamphilon so that the school’s students could conduct interviews alongside a chance to meet and speak with current athletes and key people in the local community.

Sarah Williams a member of staff at Peatmoor Community Primary School mentioned that “We have a new radio team this year who are already proving to be capable and motivated. recently, they are interviewing players from Swindon Wildcats.”

The children worked closely with Jo Garton from the radio station learning interview and editing skills.  The team successfully used their new found skills to record and edit interviews which Swindon 105.5 subsequently broadcast on Jo’s ‘School’s Out’ programme.

One broadcast was the team themselves being interviewed by Jo about their Religious Education they receive in school; the other was an hour long broadcast all about the life at Peatmoor.

Dave Ridley, community development officer for Swindon Wildcats in the Community said that “It’s great that the Swindon Wildcat players have been very supportive and proactive in wanting to help local people in the community. As soon as the opportunity came about to work with Peatmoor on this project the players and staff wanted to get involved and help the students with their show. 

“We are fortunate that Renny, Tyler and Robbie made time to attend, both were really good with the children by giving great answers to the great questions and we all really enjoyed our visit. I imagine it was slightly different for the players to be interviewed by young people but the questions were well organised and everyone at the school was really enthusiastic.

“It’s important for us at SWITC to provide opportunity to everyone and it’s been good fun working with Peatmoor on this project, the staff and students at the school have been great and we look forward to working with them again in the future, the next part of this project for the students who are interested in media is to have them as our guests at a Wildcats game and to see how our media team do such a good job at a home game.”