Sunshine and school holidays may seem like an ideal combination to convince youngsters to make the most of the great outdoors – but some school pupils are preferring to stay indoors.
That’s because the team at Radio Dacorum issued an open invitation to school pupils looking for creative ways to fill their long break.
Between 10am and midday each Monday to Friday there’s a chance for children and young people aged eight to 16 to come into the community station’s Grovehill studio and chat on different themes.
According to Loretta Anderson of Community Action Dacorum, the charity that runs the station, the station’s summer schedule is offering as many as 120 young people a chance to get involved. Parents are able to stay with children under 10.
The first full week of the School’s Out sessions saw Jasmine Bowles talking about books and the Herts County County summer reading challenge, with Emily Jacques from Hemel Hempstead library and Patrick Connelly.
On Tuesday the focus was on games and tech, with a programme hosted by Jayson McGlen with help from Ettienne Beyleveldt and Jakub Beyleveldt, aged eight.
Wednesday saw the focus switch to Boys’ Talk with Evan and Jayson and guests Myles Bevan and Sean Horton, while Charlotte Barton interviewed the voice of Peppa Pig’s granny, Francis White.
In Girls’ Chat on Thursday host Mary-Louise welcomed guests Esme Duncan, Zahra Jarral, Sarah Lynch and Jessica Hurman.
And Friday’s Film Show featured Phil Wild, Evan Pedlar and guests from the Empire cinema at LeisureWorld, who provide weekly tickets to be won by Radio Dacorum listeners