AN INDEPENDENT boarding school near Blandford has launched a new internet-based radio station for pupils, staff and parents.

BRYRADIO is the culmination of six months of hard work by pupils and staff at Bryanston School to develop a comprehensive radio station that provides a blend of entertainment, news, chat, podcasts and live music.

Sponsored by the Bryanston Parents’ Association, the station broadcasts around the clock from a state-of the-art and highly automated studio.

Bryanston’s head of design and technology Chris Mills, who has overseen the development of BRYRADIO, said: “The national lockdowns have highlighted the value of effective engagement, interaction and communication for any school community and our new radio station has added an exciting new platform for everyone involved with Bryanston.

“The enthusiasm of the pupils for the new radio station has been tremendous and is providing them with a host of new skills, experiences and opportunities.”

Not only is the radio station available on iPads, laptops and phones and in communal areas around the campus but is also readily accessible anywhere in the world.

“I’ve absolutely loved being involved in this project”, added 18-year-old pupil, Nathalia Johnson.

“We’re really proud of what we have achieved and are very excited to see how the station develops in the months and years ahead, especially on the live performances front.”