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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

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Cumbrian pupils win national radio contest

Two west Cumbrian teenagers proved they have the gift of the gab, after scooping a national school radio competition.

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Olivia Mossom and Alisha Pearson won a school radio award for their work on a school dinner-themed feature

Alisha Pearson, 14, and Olivia Mossom, 15, are both year 10 pupils at Stainburn School.

The pair produced the winning feature in the school dinner-themed competition, which was organised by Schools Radio.

The prize – £100 in Amazon vouchers – will pay for new microphones and equipment for the station.

Alisha explained: “The idea came from speaking between ourselves. It took a while to put together and edit but we’ve definitely got better at it since we started two years ago.”

The feature, based around school dinners, had Alisha and Olivia race around as many youngsters as they could in 30 seconds, asking opinions about school meals to the tune of Mission Impossible.

Andy Williamson, radio manager, said: “We’re very proud of them. It’s good because we’ve seen the girls develop since year seven.

“They were at the school when the station won its award so to see them continue that success is brilliant.”

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