By Celeste Larkins
Last week, Dane and I provided radio training at a camp for high achieving 10- and 11-year-old students who live in rural communities throughout the Mid West and Gascoyne. One student lived 200kms away from the nearest town on a cattle station with his family. It was a great opportunity for students to come together and socialise with other students of their age-level, as well as extend their learning. We facilitated a workshop to develop community service announcements (CSA) for Radio MAMA, who broadcast throughout the region. You could tell these students were from the ‘outback’ when their messages where around the themes of fire and road safety and environmental conservation. One student living on the coast in an area where many tourists visit developed this CSA around protecting coral and reef systems. We have never come across anyone so expressive!