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Participants

The SchoolWebRadio Project took the form of an attractive and modern Web Radio aiming at making learning more challenging. It is and will be on air 24 hours 365 days a year with scheduled music and broadcasts. The production of the broadcasted programmes have been created by the school communities and within the limits of school procedures and based on volunteerism. It served educational and entertainment targets for students aged 13 to 18. The SchoolWebRadio project mainly aimed to develop the above skills, into students, who could not perhaps be distinguished into a conventional intelligence test (cognitive intelligence). Our goal was to support our schools to tackle early school leaving (ESL) by offering alternative quality education, enabling success for all students, from the lowest to the highest end of the academic spectrum, including children with a migrant background who might face specific (e.g. linguistic) challenges. Disadvantaged students, even early leavers found this very attractive and alluring. Taking into consideration that the radio as a medium helps students to express themselves and socialize, the Web Radio has been designed friendlier for such target groups. Within Partners schools a number of teachers from different subjects like Art, Design and Technology, Home economics, Geography , Music etc., filled a range of permanent and long term roles in our project. As a general rule the associate teachers were selected in order to maximize the impact of the expected results of the project. We estimate that around 200 students (age 13 to 16) participated in the project by creating or taking part in radio products with the guidance of their teachers, and by participating as users of the Web Radio Platform. Generally, the involvement of students was spread to all the stages of the project activities having roles from preparation stage to dissemination of the project results. As well as during development of the Radio as they participated in groups either of technical support or production of a broadcasting programmes. School students renew the Radio Website with news and issues, they produced music playlists with their own voices included, they took interviews and they told various news that concerns students. Moreover, at least 40 of the targeted projects beneficiaries were other stakeholders who took part in radio products. More specifically: • Local school authorities, and other local administration authorities, that participated in radio products. • Teacher Associations and Parent School Associations. They will be participate in radio products and impact events. • Radio and Media Companies, organisations and Journalism Association (Society of Professional Journalists). They were asked to deliver workshops to students and multipliers (educators) on how to organise, prepare and execute a radio show project on specific subjects, eg. reporting an event, making an interview, collecting news and present them, critically assess the authenticity and reliability of the news they read online , and other. • University and Research Institutions in pedagogics and Journalism. They were involved in providing input in dissemination events.

The foundation of the SchoolWebRadio project lies in the continuous acquisition and updating of all skills, in particular those required for the knowledge society and transversal skills (social skills, critical thinking, art and design skills, ICT skills, foreign languages, creativity and innovation skills etc.) that are now increasingly needed. The program mainly aimed to develop the above skills, and therefore partners selected and involved students, who could not perhaps be distinguished into a conventional intelligence test (cognitive intelligence). Our goal was to support our schools to tackle early school leaving (ESL) by offering alternative quality education, enabling success for all students, from the lowest to the highest end of the academic spectrum, including children with a migrant background who might face specific (e.g. linguistic) challenges. The SchoolWebRadio project reached students not normally reached, in ways and methods not normally used. (This led to better student attendance and lower dropout rates). Student attainment was expected to improve as a happier school climate (through increased motivation and reduced anxiety) has been reported in the academic literature to lead to better results. Although students with fewer opportunities (social, economic and learning) are not characteristically well motivated to participate in educational programs that demand concentrated effort. The high levels of enthusiasm displayed in the area of art and design suggest the visual and kinaesthetic activities had the potential to stimulate more meaningful connections to other forms of learning. Comments by students with fewer opportunities and educational staff at partners schools were very affirming of the value of this program to impact positively on more general behaviour and motivation. We made every effort to include such students, subject to interest shown on their part, in each activity from each partner school. These students received extra attention during the preparation for the activities/meetings to better prepare themselves for the various tasks and activities and the dissemination once they have terminated. Our aim was that any kind of possible difficulties should not hinder the students in their possible involvement in the project. This process of course made use of ICT tools such as AppWriter and other tools. Pupils with learning difficulties benefited from the visual and auditory nature of ICT. It was used to develop skills and reinforce learning in a meaningful and non-threatening manner. ICT was also be used as a personal support tool to empower pupils to achieve greater independence and allow for greater participation in a mainstream environment.