New recording facilities

Thanks to the generosity of the Darrick Wood School Parent Staff Association DWS Audio has been able to purchase and construct a Studiobricks sound isolation booth. The old pop up DIY studio served us well but provided a limited recording window. These new facilities should allow us greater flexibility to record content and improve the quality of our sound recordings.

Work has also begun on a new serial drama that we hope to launch very soon. In addition, DWS Audio will be posting content on our very own YouTube channel, AMPLIFiED. Watch this space for more announcements.

DWS Audio: One Year On

This week DWS Audio celebrates its first birthday. In the last year we have produced and posted a wide range of original stories, plays and music  featuring the talents of numerous young people in the Darrick Wood community…and beyond. We would like to thank everyone that has contributed to the blog and look forward to more exciting initiatives in the year ahead.

In 2019 DWS Audio will be launching its own YouTube channel along with a weekly school-based serial drama. In addition, to celebrate one year of DWS Audio, we are posting the first of a series of podcasts exploring issues relevant to the lives of young people.

Thank you for your support over the last twelve months. Don’t forget to subscribe. And keep listening!


Welcome to DWS Audio

Welcome to the first post of our new audio service.

DWS Audio is a new short-form content service for young people in the Darrick Wood community…and beyond. We aim to offer the best in new music, drama and storytelling as well as a range of different podcasts and items relevant to the lives of teenagers and young people.

On a regular basis DWS Audio will premiere a variety of audio dramas and sketches featuring either a full cast or a just a single voice; transporting you to places that visual media cannot go. And because the action takes place inside your head the pictures are so much better!

In addition to the plays and sketches, the site features a series short stories submitted to the BBC Radio Two 500-Words Competition (2017), as well as audio adaptions of three one-act stage plays entered for the Sky Blue British Theatre Challenge for Kids (2017).

Sixth Formers Joey Benstead and Jeuel Stiling also share some of their recent music compositions – as well as contributing to the music featured in several of our plays.



DWS Audio Needs You!

There is lots to look forward to, but DWS Audio cannot continue without your help. Can you write? Can you act? Can you compose? Do you want to make a podcast? If so, we want to hear from you. If you would like to contribute in any of these ways please send an email to Mr Chappell ( stating your particular interest.

In the meantime, happy listening!