Each Thursday the studios at community radio station City Park Radio are taken over by enthusiastic students, broadcasting live to Launceston and surrounds.
The School’s Out program has been running for over 15 years, and this Thursday broadcast it’s 500th episode.
The half hour show is completely produced and broadcast by the students of participating schools, supported by a team of volunteers at City Park Radio.
“It gives the kids the opportunity do a live show, which is a pretty exciting part of it ... to plan it and do all the behind the scenes stuff and put it all together,” School’s Out co-ordinator Adam Child said.
Dozens of schools from across the north have participated in the program over its life. Mr Child said the program teaches about working together and it is a great confidence building program for the students.
“They love it, some kids can be really nervous but at the end of the day they always talk about how quick the time went and they’d love to do it again … They get a great buzz out of it,” he said.