Children in Years 5 and 6, age range 9 to 11, are in the process of revitalising the Offcast production. They wanted to move away from just sound and produce entries with a variety of imagery to make a bigger impact. The plans include animation, video and sound recording. The scope is wide and they have high ambitions! Small groups will get together and plan what they want to do over the course of a month. The next entry will hopefully hit the screen before half-term.
The Year 5 and 6 children had been producing a fortnightly podcast using the school iPads. The ‘offcast crew’ were made up of two presenters, a sound technician and a producer. The content and the script were written entirely by the children. The apps they used to create the podcast were: GarageBand, Voice Record Pro and Soundboard. We had a competition to decide on a new name for our podcasts and Mr Dunning won with the entry ‘Offcast’ so this is now what it is being called.