Remote Indigenous Media Organisations worked with remote communities and schools during Terms 3 and 4 2015 to produce radio content in support of school attendance.
The project was coordinated through the Indigenous Remote Communications Association, with funding for the project provided through the Dept. of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Radio content included getting to school on time messages in language, shout outs to schools, jingles, schools shows and outdoor broadcast (OBs).
Some great content came in with content including the voices of community members, school staff, school kids and parents. Over 120 media pieces were produced, with live content aired as well. The content provided on the project pages is just a small selection of the produced content. We've organised selections into a number of themes to showcase the great content received.
Be ready for school
Remote radio stations produced a series of announcements and reminders about school term starting dates, school bell times, and things to do to help kids be active and alert at school. We have a selection of them, some in language and some in English on our Be ready for school page.
Communities support schools
There are lots of people in remote communities with strong messages in support of kids attending school. Remote radio stations recorded interviews with role models, principals and community leaders all giving the same message - "its important to go to school". Check out the Communities support school page.
Indigenous Literacy Day
The Remote Schools Attendance Radio Project coincided with Indigenous Literacy Day. Some of the remote organisations got out and about with outdoot broadcasts in communities. Kids, community members and school staff got interviewed with some great content being aired. IRCA's stream of radio shows on its Indigitube website ensured that people from all over Australia could hear about what's happening in schools.
Yamba, the Honey ant and Jacinta made a special appearance at one of the outfoor broadcasts. The kids loved it.
Kids love reading
School children are doing great at developing their reading skills. They read out some of their favourite stories to demonstrate the benefits of being at school. Check out the Kids love reading page.
Kids love school
School shout outs
Radio stations often did shout outs to schools to give everyone a sense of recognition of the schools in their area and their importance to the community. Most of the shout outs were done in live radio shows, but some were recorded. Check out the School shout outs page for a selection of the recorded shoutouts.