Refugee

An audio play written by Harrison Evered

Curly befriends a new student at Danson Wood High – but not everyone is so welcoming.

Curly…Harrison Evered

Jim…Daniel Schorstein

Aaron…Rohan Harry

Millie…Poppy Savine

Music composed by Jude Neanor

ROUGH DIAMONDS

GOING OFF THE RAILS

PART ONE: TUMMY TROUBLE

Join the students at Danson Wood High.

Meet Year 11 pupils Harry and Oscar. Harry’s got a problem – and it’s about to get him into a lot of trouble.

Harry…Tom Birkett

Oscar…Sebastian O’Driscoll-Henderson

Jade…Poppy Thody

Music composed by Jude Neanor

Community Radio Awards 2021 – Judges’ Verdict

Following our placing in the Podcast of the Year category, DWS Audio was delighted to receive the following comments from the judges about our drama serial ROUGH DIAMONDS:

“This is a really ambitious project – drama is the most difficult thing to pull off in my experience – and clearly the students involved rose to the challenge with a really excellent drama.”

“Great writing and performances – highly relevant for target audience. Kept my attention. Keep it up!”

“What a fantastic school project! I am very impressed to hear this audio drama entry, it is really well made and the students are excellent actors. All in all, an excellent entry. Well done.”

“This is fabulous! Strong radio drama acting from young performers, excellent sound design and soundscapes and overall, the production maintains a consistently strong feel. If this is just one example of the type of audio DWS Audio are helping school pupils to produce, then they have definitely set the bar for others to follow. Well done! I genuinely enjoyed this and 5 mins were not enough!”

ROUGH DIAMONDS

LOST AND FOUND

Join the students at Danson Wood High.

This is an omnibus edition of a 5-part story. New pupil Lucas just wants to get to his History lesson on time…

Lucas…Thomas Cridland

Maty…Sam Chapman

Dolly…Ruby Robinson

Darcy…Katie Walter

Baz…Jamie McLeod

Millie…Poppy Savine

Grace…Paige Patterson

Emily…Poppy Benningfield

Music composed by Jude Neanor

Micro Dramas (Part 6)

DWS Audio presents five more micro dramas written and recorded by Darrick Wood School pupils in Year 7

Emergency
The Launderette
The Long Day
The Penalty
The Restaurant

The above plays were written and recorded by Keira Kaynacki, Lia Hellewell, Lanah Skates, Mattea Blue, Lylie McDonald, Ava Tubman-Scott and Isobel Keith.

DWS Audio wins silver at the Community Radio Awards 2021

DWS Audio is delighted to announce that an episode of our weekly drama serial ROUGH DIAMONDS was awarded silver at this year’s Community Radio Awards in the Podcast of the Year category.

The awards ceremony was held in Coventry, as part of the UK City of Culture celebrations.

Martin Steers, awards chair, said: “As ever, the judges tell me how impressed they are with the output of our sector, and how year on year, it steps up a level.”

“It’s the second year of awards within a pandemic, but organisations like DWS Audio have proven their value at the heart of their local areas.”

“The recognition for podcast of the year, awarded for Darrick Wood School’s weekly audio drama serial ‘Rough Diamonds’, is well deserved, and we hope it recognises their success, and encourages others to engage, represent and support their communities.”

Nadine Dorries, Secretary of State for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, said, in a video played at the start of the awards: “It’s so great to see such a huge variety of nominees, and you all thoroughly deserve your nominations.”

You can listen again to the podcast here:

Rough Diamonds: True Colours

ROUGH DIAMONDS

LOST & FOUND

PART FIVE: FOUND

Join the students at Danson Wood High

In the final episode of this five-part story, Maty tries to convince Lucas to come back to school.

Lucas…Thomas Cridland

Maty…Sam Chapman

Millie…Poppy Savine

Grace…Paige Patterson

Emily…Poppy Benningfield

Music composed by Jude Neanor

Micro Dramas (Part 5)

DWS Audio presents five more micro dramas written and recorded by Darrick Wood School pupils in Year 7

The Director’s Cut
The Missing Homework
The Mug
The Performance of Failure
The Unfinished Robbery

The above plays were written and recorded by Oscar Green, Archie Norris, Dylan Mbay, Ajanta Mann, Amelie Stone, Amelia Toulson, Isobel Keith, Mattea Blue and Lanah Skates.

ROUGH DIAMONDS

LOST & FOUND

PART FOUR: LUCAS’S STORY

Join the students at Danson Wood High.

Lucas fakes illness to avoid going to school, but how long can he keep up the pretence?

Performed by Thomas Cridland

Music composed by Jude Neanor

ROUGH DIAMONDS

LOST & FOUND

PART THREE: NO WAY OUT

Join the students at Danson Wood High.

Lucas decides he’s had enough of school.

Lucas…Thomas Cridland

Maty…Sam Chapman

Grace…Paige Patterson

Millie…Poppy Savine

Music composed by Jude Neanor