Cork Secondary School launches specialist Digital Media Hub

KINSALE Community School has recently launched a specialized digital media center which will provide its students with a platform to air their views and opinions.

Dr. Domnall Fleming, UCC has officially launched the ‘Voice of KCS’ radio and podcast studio.

The specialized Digital Media Hub, the first purpose-built studio, which houses the “Voice of KCS” radio and podcast studio, will provide students across the school with a unique opportunity to engage in content creation. for podcasts and radio as well as improving student voice within the school community.

Students at Kinsale Community School have the unique opportunity to create and disseminate content that reflects the issues/topics they are passionate about.

The principal, Mr. Fergal McCarthy, said: “It is the voice of the students that determines what we put in place. It is the student voice that has sought the best sports facilities we could have, that determines our subjects, that seeks the inclusion of children with autism in our school and that welcomes children with moderate learning difficulties in our school. . This Digital Media Hub is an important part of the infrastructure that allows each student’s voice to be recorded. »


Dr Domnall Fleming, who officially opened the digital hub with Head Boy, Louis Allman and Deputy Head Girl, Caoimhe McGuinness, said: ‘The concept of a community school is important, and Kinsale Community School is an example exceptionally good as experienced out there.

“Students and parents in Kinsale vote with their feet and come here because they know quality. Students are the most important people in a school and so should, must and have a say about what’s going on at their school,” he added.

The soundproof studio, designed and built by school caretakers Mr. Brendan Barry and Mr. Eoin Wright, contains state-of-the-art recording equipment. The Digital Media Hub provides access to students across a range of abilities from junior to senior cycle.

Kinsale Community School has an active student council and a TY audio module. The TY Audio Module has so far trained around 100 students in pre-production, performance and sound editing techniques that enable them to create and develop podcasts.