PUPILS are auditioning to be the voice of a new radio club after the newly opened St Mary’s School, in Marlborough, received £9,840 to install a radio station.

The school opened on September 6, with children from St Mary’s Infant School and St Peter’s Junior School joining under one roof.

Giving a tour of the £7m premises, headteacher Anne Schwodler said: “The school is the result of a lot of hard work by the teachers over the summer.

“It is great to see it filled with children already learning and making the most of the school.”

The radio station will be delivered next week after the Friends of Marlborough St Mary’s charity applied for funding through the Lottery Fund.

The final touches are now being made to the state-of-the art IT suite which will house the radio technology.

Radio broadcaster Russell Prue will teach the children and teachers how to make the most out of the facilities and has already created the school’s own jingle.

Members of the radio club then plan to take to the airwaves and present their own broadcast.

A sensory room has also been installed at the school, with light projectors, bubble tubes and safe play areas for 20 children with complex needs and learning disabilities.

The area provides stimulation for the pupils and was created using a £4,000 donation from the Friends Of Savernake charity.

The interactive projector in the main hall, donated by the Marlborough Lions Club, is already being used by classes and touch-screen white boards are fitted in every classroom.

During the construction process, builders discovered a well within the grounds which has been filled in and turned into a play feature.

Money from a church group funded the well and it was built by parents on the playing fields.The school now plans to raise funds to buy play equipment for the multi-use games area (MUGA).