The Best of DWS Audio

DWS Audio has entered this year’s Young Audio Awards in the ‘Station of the Year’ category. To enter, each school is required to send a 15-minute show-reel of their best bits. Below is a show-reel of our very own highlights from the last year! A big thank you to all of our students for their contribution to our audio blog.

The Transmission

This weekend (January 28-29th) Darrick Wood School will be one of six UK schools and universities participating in ‘The Transmission’ Festival being held in Tirana, Albania. Supported by funding from the EU over thirty schools and universities across Europe have been recording one of six plays written by a professional playwright.

DWS Audio chose to record a play entitled ‘My Mother is a Murderer’. It will be available to listen to here shortly.


This week four more episodes of our audio drama serial ‘Rough Diamonds’ were broadcast on Leo Ulph’s Upload show on BBC Radio Kent. We are so grateful to Leo and the BBC for championing the work of our students. You can catch up with this week’s episode via BBC Sounds (below):

Upload on BBC Radio Kent – 21/11/2022 – BBC Sounds

from 11.30 – 15.40

Upload on BBC Radio Kent – 22/11/2022 – BBC Sounds

from 10.30 – 17.00

Upload on BBC Radio Kent – 23/11/2022 – BBC Sounds

from 48.30 – 53.30

Upload on BBC Radio Kent – 24/11/2022 – BBC Sounds

from 11.20 – 17.30


Dolly…Ruby Robinson

Darcy…Katie Walter

Music composed by Jude Neanor

Success at the Young Audio Awards 2022

DWS Audio is delighted to announce that Year 11 student Thomas Cridland was named as the winner of the Rising Star (aged 11-15) category at the Young Audio Awards. The award, sponsored by BBC Sounds, was held online on Wednesday with the winners announced by a number of well known radio presenters and musicians. This is an incredible achievement and we are very proud of Thomas’s success.

You can hear again some of Thomas’s audio work here:

We Were the Few

DWS Audio nominated for Young Audio Award

DWS Audio is delighted to announce that it has been nominated in the ‘Secondary School Station of the Year’ category for the 2022 Young Audio Awards. Year 11 student Thomas Cridland has also been nominated in the ‘Rising Star’ category sponsored by BBC Sounds. Congratulations to Thomas and to all of our students who have contributed to our audio blog in the last year.

Below you can hear how the nominations were announced: