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Children are at the heart of The Spark Festival and we wanted to make sure their voices were listened to and heard by as many people as possible.
During January and February 2022 a group of five children from Mellor Community Primary School have been learning skills in presenting, recording and editing their own radio podcasts about performances happening at The Spark Festival.
This has been thanks to in school workshop sessions led by The Spark and Audio Artist - Dimple Patel as well as input from Theatre Critic - Philip Lowe and BBC Radio Leicester producer – Khush Sameja.
Before they watch performances at their school during the festival they will create preview clips and additionally review soundbites after watching a festival performance at Curve theatre.
The children have been able to get hands on and use special equipment to produce their sound clips.
The sound clips created will be available on You Tube, shared on social media and broadcast by BBC Radio Leicester.
Below are the clips that have been created and involve the voices of Kush, Niam, Bansari, Manas and Himani.