Shoalhaven News

Sound Journeys podcast a challenge for teens

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A group of young people in the Milton-Ulladulla district have overcome the challenges of the Covid-19 lockdown to create the Sound Journeys podcast, supported by the Dunn Lewis Youth Development Foundation.

According to facilitator Gemma Hart, the program aimed to assist young people to create a podcast about their local area.

"But behind the scenes, the main aims of the project were to link young people in with their wider community, help them develop pride of place, and build their confidence and communication skills," she said.

"Several young people participated in the project and worked through many challenges, including lock down, to bring the community their podcast. 

"The end result is an informative and fabulously funny podcast about the places and people of the Milton-Ulladulla area."

Gemma says the podcast is designed as an audio tour for visitors to the area, and contains history, a little mystery, quirky facts, and great things to try while in the area.

Each episode centres on a specific place (Milton, Ulladulla and Mollymook) and boasts information that even locals might not know. 

Participants say there was a fair amount of work involved in the project such as planning, interviewing, building a narrative, scripting, sound recording and editing.

Holly Forbes says she enjoyed taking part and learnt many new skills, but mainly had lots of fun with her friends.

You can listen to the Sound Journeys podcast HERE