Now in its 8th year and hosted entirely by young people aged between 9-16 years old, Primary Perspectives is award winning radio produced by SBN (School Broadcasting Network Inc) for national distribution via CRN and is broadcast on numerous stations around Australia each week. Primary Perspectives has been created specifically to provide an opportunity for children, tweens and teens to share meaningful dialogue about local/global community issues they care about, as well as to mentor young people about initiatives and benchmarks for creating equitable, healthy and sustainable communities – via the medium of high caliber ‘for young people, by young people edutainment’.
Primary Perspectives attracts ‘A list’ guests from diverse fields such as: #1 Indi Rock Star Wally de Backer aka Gotye; UN Chief of Coms in the Field Kieran Dwyer; Founder of 350.org world renowned journalist Bill McKibben; Director NASA’s Carl Sagan Centre & SETI Institute USA Dr David Morrison; numerous bestselling authors such as Ursula Dubosarsky, Jackie French, Cornelia Funke, Libby Gleeson AM, Jane Hissey, Andy Griffiths, Dav Pilkey & Sally Rippin; TV Celebrity Tom Gleisner; Musical Theatre Stars Marina Prior & Anne Wood; Hidden Universe 3D Documentary Director Russell Scott; Hollywood Actor Suzie Plakson; multi-award winning Cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg, Grammy/Emmy nominated Filmmaker Frederick Marx and SBN’s International Patron Dame Jane Goodall.
The show provides the regular weekly segments Wonder Words to build vocabulary and linguistic skills, Diffuse the News where the hosts research and report their own global news item and Talking Turkey, which is an ad lib chat segment (often humorous) to wind up the show; plus monthly and seasonal segments, which include: Art Matters, Health Matters, History Matters, Music Matters, Reading Matters, Sport Matters, Let’s Talk Tech (science, technology and renewable energy), Going Green (sustainability topics), From Little Things Big Things Grow (with Jane Goodall Institute), The Goss on Gloss (personal wellbeing), Eco Heroes, Global Perspectives (speaking with children and leaders in their field around the world), Walk on the Wild Side (endangered species), and What’s Cooking Kids? (healthy eating & nutrition). These regular segments provide an excellent transmedia resource for young listeners, parents and teachers that is both educational and a lot of fun! Over 250 segment podcasts are available on www.switchonradio.org and via the links above.
Tom Gleisner, TV Celebrity & Producer “Primary Perspectives is one of my favourite radio shows! The kids who present it are all well researched, enthusiastic and articulate."
Libby Gleeson AM, multi-award winning, bestselling children’s author "I really enjoyed my chat on 'Reading Matters'. SBN's Primary Perspectives team are so professional; no wonder they have so many accolades.
I'd be interviewed by them any time - I admire what they are doing so much!"
Lee Bowman – JETTY ROAD "We absolutely love 'Music Matters' and what it does to help young people get a start in the entertainment industry today. Wish Music Matters was around when we were starting out!”
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