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Students of Cannons Creek launched their own online radio station last year, and it is proving to be an excellent resource for all during the lockdown.


Pinelands, South Africa (20 April 2020) – Cannons Creek, an independent school in Pinelands, Cape Town was the first school in the country to embrace online radio for school earlier in 2019. Little did they know that they would be a shining light in these tough times, keeping not only pupils of the school but thousands of kids across the country connected and entertained.

Being part of a community and sharing knowledge and insights with all has always been the motto of Cannons Creek Radio. These young students have embraced their new reality of being at home and having to continue school. While they were all trained to produce, present and manage a studio, at no time did anyone imagine that they would be doing live radio from their bedrooms?

Embracing the technology available and having a strong lead in place that manages the multitude of online connections, cell phone linkups and the editing process, these young presenters have flourished (and yes have made many mistakes whilst live on air). The confidence in their own abilities has grown in leaps and bounds. They are taking what they are learning online and interpreting into content that has relevance in their world today.

As most online schooling starts at 8.00 am, the youngsters at Cannons Creek are broadcasting live from 7.30 to 8 am, then again from 13h00 to 14h00.  Post the live broadcasts (that anyone anywhere in the world can connect to or download the APP from Google Play) a pre-recorded stream is aired, along with great music.

We encourage all parents to connect with Cannons Creek Radio either via the live stream or visit the website and have access to all the podcasts that the kids have produced – from This Day in History, to Movie and book reviews, to subject-specific chats done by the kids for kids. They have also produced many great podcasts for parents too.

Ingrid von Stein, founder of School Radio on the Go said that not only are the kids finding their voices, but they are learning to connect and share across the entire spectrum of learners countrywide. School Radio on the Go is a fantastic resource and during this pandemic has kept kids connected to their friends, classmates, teachers and the broader community.

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