Join the students at Danson Wood High

Belle thinks she recognises a new pupil.

Katie…Isabel Singleton

Belle…Aerin Chappell

Music composed by Jude Neanor

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 Ghost Hunt

An audio drama written by Ella Clarke

Investigating rumours of paranormal activity, journalists Pip and Kat set out on a ghost hunt.

Pip…Ella Clark

Kat…Emma Macovei

DWS Audio at the UK International Audio Drama Festival 2023

Once again the work of our students will feature at this year’s UK International Audio Drama Festival. ‘The Guy Who Called’ written by Isabella Larena will be showcased at the Eastbridge Hospital in Canterbury on Monday 27th March.

You can listen to the play here:

Detective #1…Isabella Larena

Detective #2…Jack Phillips

DWS Audio on BBC Radio Kent

A Grease Monkey and a Peacock

This week another new DWS Audio drama featured on Leo Ulph’s Upload show. ‘A Grease Monkey and a Peacock’ is an historical drama set in 1964 during the infamous Mods and Rockers clash on Brighton Beach.

Wanting to escape the fighting, seventeen-year-old Fletch takes refuge in a beach hut…

The play is broadcast in three parts and you can listen via the links below:

Upload on BBC Radio Kent – 13/03/2023 – BBC Sounds

Listen from 11.15 to 16.30

Upload on BBC Radio Kent – 14/03/2023 – BBC Sounds

Listen from 11.30 to 17.45

Upload on BBC Radio Kent – 16/03/2023 – BBC Sounds

Listen from 11.00 to 16.30

Fletch…Thomas Cridland

Rog…Conor Priestman

Sound design by Nathanael Chappell

Operation Disarm

by Ella Clarke

In a lawless, dystopian future, Detective Mara has to contend with many an unhinged psychopath. And today is no different – except that this one has a bomb…

Mara…Ella Clarke

Maniac…Iris Coleman

A Fruitful Murder

by Catherine Hayes & Amber Ranaldi

A 999 operator receives an unusual call from a terrified member of the public. Somewhere there’s a dangerous pineapple on the loose…

Operator…Catherine Hayes

Caller…Amber Ranaldi

Timmy…Olivia Stanton

Operator #2…Lilly Bennett

My Mother is a Murderer

written by Isabel Cruz Liljegren and recorded as part of ‘The Transmission’, a European audio drama festival for young people.

Darrick Wood was proud to be chosen as one of over thirty EU schools to record a play written by a professional European playwright and translated into English. You can listen to the play here. A dedicated website featuring all of the plays recorded will be launched soon.

Elijah…George Norris

Mother…Katie Blair

Emily…Jessica Blackburn

Directed by Katie Blair