Today saw the launch of a brand new podcast series, DCFM, set up and run entirely by Dean Close pupils.

A group of Sixth Formers has worked through the summer to bring together this new and exciting channel for the Dean Close community and beyond. DCFM will feature debates, speeches and original music from all year groups at the School and went live today. Listeners can expect a fiery debate on the relevance of Christianity; a sensitive exploration of life as a military child; a hauntingly beautiful and original piece of music; with a great deal more to come.

The aim of the podcast series is to give pupils a platform for their writing but also to create something both pupils and the public can enjoy. As well as this, it creates a portfolio of work for those hoping to go into broadcast journalism or similar careers. In today’s world of social media, DCFM models a positive, productive way of using the internet for all students.

The podcast series is run by two Upper Sixth Formers: Freddie Faux and Izzy Moulding. They are assisted by the Creative Director, Matthieu Berbinau, who creates original artwork (including some rather entertaining caricatures) for the podcast series. When asked their hopes for the podcast series, Izzy commented: “I want DCFM to be something the whole school listens to and enjoys”, while Freddie pointed out the power of social media, pointing out that through it, anyone has the opportunity to make a difference.

To access the new podcast, listeners can either download the app Podbean and search for the channel DCFM, or follow their Facebook page – DCFM.