We are delighted to say that within just 8 weeks, Russell was able to get the young folks from Cathays High School to a National Competition Standard and onto the Shortlist for Secondary School Station of the Year. This is a massive achievement for the school who don’t have their own station yet and have been working with Russell as part of The Arts Council of Wales Lead Creative Schools Programme. The submission was made only at show 8 standard as the Young folks went on to produce 12 live radio shows in all and these are planned to continue when the school get their own station shortly. Each of the shows had dynamic elements from the mixed aged group of broadcasters, including Cardiff Music and Gig Scene, Topic of the Week, Special Investigations (Knife Crime, Climate Change Protests, Agony Aunts, Conspiracy Theory of the Week and loads more. Russell immediately recognised the potential and encouraged the School to submit their entry to the BBC Sounds sponsored National competition. This is one of the best Student-led live radio broadcasting creative activities that we’ve been involved in.