'Redmaidio' - On air with Steve Backshall

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Learning at Redmaids' High School has taken on a new dimension with the launch of its very own radio station - 'Redmaidio'

Housed in a purpose-built studio at the Westbury-on-Trym school, all the programmes are devised and produced by the students and broadcast internally over the school’s network.  

A very special guest – TV presenter, adventurer and author Steve Backshall – came to the school to help launch the station. 

Steve faced an eager panel of 30 students armed with questions ranging from how he deals with fear, what is the greatest threat to the natural world today, and his advice for anyone wanting to work with nature.

He then gave an entertaining talk to more than 500 parents, students, staff and local residents in the school’s new Redland Hall all about his life, career, travels and interests.

Steve said: “The audience was great and asked some really intelligent questions about the natural world which demonstrated how mindful they are about protecting our environment.”

Redmaidio features in ICT lessons and is part of an extensive array of extra-curricular activities at Redmaids’ High which help students discover new talents and interests.

Thea Rickard, from Year 13 a Redmaidio presenter, said: “The station gives us the opportunity to learn broadcasting technology first-hand, as well as to gain confidence in public speaking and journalistic techniques.” 

Find out more by visiting www.redmaidshigh.co.uk or calling 0117 962 2641. 

Image Caption – Intrepid Steve Backshall gave an exclusive interview to Redmaids’ High students to help launch ‘Redmaidio’ 

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