Accrington Academy students took to the international airwaves when they visited a Polish radio station as part of foreign exchange programme ‘Project Erasmus.’
Erasmus+ is the European Union’s new programme for education, training, youth and sport and is aimed at boosting skills and employability, as well as supporting the modernisation of education, training and youth systems.
As part of the ongoing scheme, a group of students and staff from Accrington Academy have gone over to Poland this month, with the trip including a visit by students Madison Smith, Ellie Meadowcroft and Katie Whitehead to the radio station.
Erasmus co-ordinator and Accrington Academy’s Art subject leader Miss Brady, who accompanied the students, explained:
“The purpose of the visit was to enable the students to experiment with the recording of sound. This experience will also contribute to their wider skills in animation making, which is the main aim of this latest exchange project, as well as the cultural experience itself.”
As part of the venture, the Accrington Academy students have been involved with fellow students from the Aland Islands, Poland, Lithuania, Turkey and Catalonia, learning how celebrations occur in each respective country through skills such as storyboarding, set design, sound, film and model making, as well as hosting students to live with them for five days.