Pupils tune in to radio presenting

Pupils could turn presenters in the run-up to Christmas, thanks to Heart Radio.

A group of Year 5 children at St Benedict’s RC Middle School in Ashington have been offered a brush with stardom after being recorded introducing a Sleep ‘til Santa track, which will be played on the station during Advent.

The opportunity was offered by assistant producer Anthony Kane, who got in touch with teaching assistant Margaret Ayre to set up the session.

Breakfast Show presenters Justin and Kelly, along with Tom Campbell from Drivetime, called into the school to record the youngsters, and their voices will be added to others from across the region.

Mrs Ayre said: “This was a great experience for the children involved, who are very excited about hearing themselves on the radio, and even better, got to meet the presenters of Heart.”

“Christmas is always a pleasurable time of year for children and this is an extra thing for them to enjoy.”