Bengo Media has been commissioned by Welsh Government to create a new podcast series for Welsh teachers, ahead of a root and branch reform of the country’s education system.
By 2022, all children in Wales will be working to a new curriculum for the first time in over 30 years – with digital skills at the heart of the reforms alongside literacy and numeracy.
To help communicate these changes, the Welsh Government commissioned Bengo Media to produce a podcast aimed at Wales’ 33,000 strong teaching community.
The first episode of Addysg Cymru | Education Wales, presented by the Pearson teacher of the year 2017, Luisa Martin-Thomas, Deputy Head of Tonypandy Community College and comedian and former teacher, Mike Bubbins, is released today.
Mike and Luisa will be interviewing key figures involved in the reforms and asking questions from the teachers’ point of view. Episode 1 gives listeners a whistlestop tour of all of the up-and-coming changes whilst laying the groundwork for episode 2, due for release in June, which will delve deeper into why Wales is opting to change.
Bengo Media Director and series producer, Steve Austins. “We’re delighted to be helping Welsh Government communicate such important changes through podcasts, a medium totally in keeping with the new curriculum’s focus on digital skills”.
“The last time the curriculum changed back in 1988, the internet hadn’t been invented, Radio 1 was still on medium wave and mobile phones were more hefty than smart. It shows how times have changed for both education and for audio content.”