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Podminions – podcasts by King’s Norton Boys’ School

Podminions is the podcast of King’s Norton Boys’ School in Birmingham, UK. Here we will tell stories of the local community, the things we do in and out of school, argue about the issues that matter to us and share with you the music we write.

We set this up with a little help from the Birmingham Community Empowerment Network and another podcast called the Grassroots Channel. But what we say here is entirely our doing – so listen and then please tell us what you think.

You can download the episodes below:

Together We Can – 31 March 2006

The first podcast from the boys at King’s Norton Boys’ School. In this episode four boys attend a conference at the NEC aimed at promoting active citizens around the UK.

Sport: Year 8 vs Shenley Court – 17 May 2006

In this episode, we send three boys to a year 8 football match against Shenley Court.

Half the World – 24 June 2006

In this episode, we send two boys out on a trip with the GCSE Citizenship group to Chamberlain Square in Birmingham as part of Refugee Week. Also includes music from student Jack Newett called “Half the World”.

Summer Concert 2006 – 18 July 2006

In this episode we send Ruairi out with the recorder to find out what’s happening behind the scenes at our school summer concert.

Healthy foods – 25 September 2006

In this episode we visit Simpsons Restaurant in Edgbaston to promote healthy meals in schools.

Say Cheese! 28 October 2006

We had a photographer (Ian Reynolds of i4images. com) come into our school and take photos of students under the title “A Learning Community” this podcast asks students and teachers what their opinions of the photos were.

From Here to There series

Part 1 – 11 October 2006. We introduce a project we will be taking part in over the next few months called “From Here to There”.

Part 2 – 17 November 2006. We go to Manchester Exhibition Centre and give a talk on the project. If you haven’t listened to part 1 we suggest you do so or this won’t make any sense to you!

Part 3 – 24 February 2007. The podminions go to Lyon, France for a week.

Podminions Solo Stretch

A few months ago Podnosh and b:cen were able to offer some support to the pupils at King’s Norton Boys’ School in Birmingham. We helped them set up their own podcast channel which they christened Podminions and hosted here on the Podnosh site.

Having opened the door the first group of podminions are now rushing through it. They are finding their voice in the programmes, passing knowledge and skills onto other boys in the school and have also established a website specifically for this project at www.podminions.co.uk.

It looks great, works well and has the capacity to expand into a perfect place for a school to converse with itself and the ‘outside’ world.

If you visit and have a rootle around please fire off an e-mail to let them know what you think. A little encouragement etc….