The School Broadcasting Network (SBN), the Australian charity and youth media network that produces the award-winning national radio show Primary Perspectives for the Community Radio Network and international outlets, celebrated its 10th anniversary in May this year.
In fitting acknowledgement of this milestone event, SBN’s young team of broadcasters and producers were finalists for the Victorian Government’s Group Achievement in the Community category of the 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards 2021.
This production crew of 25 talented young people aged between 10 and 23 years old are also in the running for this year’s SYN Awards, as finalists in the Best SYN Nation Hub Program.
The winners will be announced at the online event on 18th November.
To top off this anniversary decade, SBN’s team were recently announced as finalists for this year’s CBAA Award for Excellence in Innovative Programming and Content for their 2-part Reading Matters Antechinus in the Attic’ special on Primary Perspectives.
The entire young team researched a range of endangered species featured in ‘An Antechinus in the Attic’ A-Z picture book of Australian wildlife (published by SBN Publishing in 2020), to convey the lives, loves and tribulations of some of Australia’s most endangered species, though the personified characters they created and voiced.
Winners will be announced in December.
Primary Perspectives, which broadcasts live on 94.1fm 3WBC in Melbourne, is now in its 11th year and this 1 hour weekly ‘for young people, by young people’ program continues to attract A-List guests from around Australia and the world.
From rock stars to scientists, and world-renowned authors to humanitarians, guest’s love the opportunity to chat with this talented and passionate team of young broadcasters.
Australian Children’s Laureate 2020/21, Ursula Dubosarsky, says “What a special and wonderful thing is Reading Matters and Primary Perspectives! To be interviewed so thoughtfully and imaginatively by children themselves about my writing and books, is a unique and enriching experience in radio, for me as an author, and for listeners as well.”