14 April 2009>
The Caerphilly Learning, Education and Inclusion Service are proud to announce the launch of an exciting new strategy between local schools and Gwent Police.
This innovative project provides opportunities for pupils to work with 'Voice FM', to prepare scripts and broadcast them live on air, to develop oracy and literacy skills and will be particularly effective in the enhancement of boys' achievement.
Voice FM is a community radio station led by a School Liaison Officer, PC Dylan Jones and his voluntary staff.
Inspector Alan Webber said: "Voice FM offers a great way for young people to contribute to and get involved in the community, as well as enabling them to develop transferable skills. The radio station was first started by PC Dylan Jones as a summer project three years ago, and has grown into a successful community initiative. This latest partnership with Caerphilly Council's Education Department shows the wide benefits that an initiative such as Voice FM can have for young people."
Caerphilly Cabinet Member, Cllr Phil Bevan said: "The council is committed to working with its partners to deliver projects that will benefit the community. Working with Voice FM to improve young peoples' skills is a great opportunity for them to work in a variable, exciting environment that may lead to future opportunities."
The Voice FM project will commence in the summer term 2009. For further information please contact 01443 864805.
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