Radio masterclass for Seevic students

Friday, 12 May 2017

IMG_2871Students at Seevic College were treated to a radio masterclass from Chelmsford Community Radio (CCR) this week.

As part of their Media work experience module on the college’s Pathways course, students learned all about the development of radio and broadcasting, and even got the chance to create some advertisements.

Starting out three years ago, CCR is a relatively new community station for Chelmsford, working with business, education and the third sector to help promote good things happening in the city.

With the 100 year anniversary of the first entertainment broadcast in Chelmsford looming, this was a key time for the students to learn more about the industry as well as gain essential employability skills such as communication and teamwork.

Guest speaker Michelle Durant from CCR said: “I love showing people how radio works and how they can get involved. It’s fun and something different, and can do wonders for their confidence.

“We are currently setting up training sessions at CCR for people of all different ages and abilities – from the old to the young, those looking to get back or work or, in this case, for those with Special Educational Needs.”

IMG_2861Providing a five-day provision for students, the college’s Pathways programme is designed for young people who would benefit from learning within a supported environment. From Animal Care and Health & Beauty, through to Performing Arts and Sport, the course helps students to improve their independent living skills, prepare for adulthood and develop the Functional Skills of English and Maths.

A leading college in South Essex for Special Educational Needs, Seevic College, based in Runnymede Chase, Benfleet, have seen their Foundation Learning cohort triple since 2010. Their courses are designed to prepare young people with and without learning difficulties for adulthood, to ultimately improve their life opportunities.

For more information about the college’s Foundation Learning courses, please call 01268 756 111 or visit


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