Young DJs go on BBC show

THREE lucky youngsters from a Wakefield school really put their foot in it when they were invited to London to present BBC7's children's programme – The Big Toe Radio Show.

The fledgling radio stars, Jade Rochester, Connor Woodward and Lucy Tranter, all 10, from Flanshaw J&I School, had stars in their eyes as they broadcast live to the nation on the prime time, 4pm to 6pm, slot.

They were chosen for the programme after winning the school's own version of The X-Factor – F-factor – where pupils had to show off their presenting skills to teachers and staff.

Programme presenter Kirsten O'Brien was excited that fellow northerners were alongside her and fellow presenter Kevin Duala on the digital magazine show.

Pupil Jade Rochester said: "I was very nervous when I first went into the studio but I soon got the hang of it and became a bit more professional.

"I listen to the programme but never thought I'd meet the presenters. It was great doing the quizzes and answering e-mails and Kirsten and Kevin were really nice. At the end I managed to get their autographs and when I get older I'd like to do their job."

Class teacher Janie Moor said the day was an experience they would never forget. She added: "I think the favourite part of the show for the children was the quiz , which had some very realistic sound effects. They couldn't stop giggling."

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