On demand (subject to availability)
Learn how to make a punchy radio advertisement to promote a school event.
Short, punchy radio advertisements are often used to promote arts events and products. For this workshop, students will need to write a short script at school, which they bring with them to The Channel to create their personalised ads. They will record their own voices using a microphone, and then add sound effects and music to bring the ad to life.
Before attending this workshops, students will write a short advertisement at school, no longer than 100 words (half a page), for a 30 second advertisement. They will need to bring this piece of writing to The Channel on the day of the workshop.
This workshop works particularly well if advertising a real life event. Some events students have made advertisements for include:
Students can use the Radio Ad Pro-Forma template to get started - it outlines the details that need to be included. They can then use those notes to create a script. Remember to use lots of exciting language and include a call-to-action!
Student work will be made available for download after the workshop, emailed to the teacher making the booking.