Foreland Fields students complete Radio Presenters Training Course at Academy FM Thanet

Darren and Ethan with Patrick, from Academy FM, and Jacquie from Thanet Lions

Two students from Foreland Fields School in Broadstairs have completed a Radio Presenters Training Course at Academy FM in Thanet.

Students Darren and Ethan, who are both Autistic, gained confidence and improved their communication skills during the six week scheme.

The pair learnt all aspects of radio broadcasting, including how a radio station works and how to present a radio programme and much more. For the final 30 minutes of their training they broadcast ‘live’ on Academy FM.

Staff at Foreland Fields School said it had been an excellent experience for the two students.

Chris West, from Academy FM Thanet, said: “Academy FM would like to thank the Thanet Lions and Foreland Fields School who co-sponsored the training.”

Thanet Lions President Jacquie Prebble presented Darren and Ethan with their certificates.

The Radio Presenters Training Course was delivered by Academy FM’s Patrick Foster.