Eastbourne Youth Radio (EYR) returns for their 21st annual broadcast from 17th–19th November 2021 on 87.7FM and online at www.eyr.org.uk.

Organised by Eastbourne Education Business Partnership and broadcast from studios at East Sussex College in Eastbourne, EYR sees students aged from 5-19 from local schools and other organizations, present their radio shows covering a wide range of topics. There will be a special focus on Anti-Bullying Week and the associated issues around mental health and wellbeing.

This annual broadcast is only made possible by the considerable support and involvement of many local businesses and organisations.

Alison Brewer, Director of Brewers Decorator Centres, says, “We are delighted to once again support the Eastbourne Youth Radio, a very worthwhile project in our heartland of Eastbourne. We’ve seen first-hand the wonderful opportunities the project offers the students; developing organisational, technical and creative skills and giving the opportunity to delve deeper in topics that directly affect them and their future. We’re very excited to get involved and hear what the young people of Eastbourne have to say!”

EYR received a grant from the Eastbourne & Lewes Community Safety Partnership to support EYR’s work around Anti-Bullying Week and this year’s theme, ‘One Kind Word’. Several programmes will focus on related stories and the organisations providing help including Holding Space, Haine & Son and Culture Shift. St Wilfrid’s Hospice will be discussing their caring work and opportunities for volunteering and the team from Radio DGH will be talking about their invaluable work across the wards.

Southern Water is back to talk about ‘Water for Life’ and the ‘Unflushables’. Morgan Sindall will be talking construction. The Beacon, Up Country Stone Cross and The Toy Stop will be encouraging listeners to all shop local. Shaw Trust and The People Matter Trust will be providing advice and support for local job seekers.

EYR is all about enabling young people to research, produce, present and perform their own material in association with community partners for a family audience. From this they learn and develop a whole range of skills that they will find helpful in future life.

We hope that you enjoy listening to their work over the three days.