Organised by Eastbourne Education Business Partnership and broadcast from studios at East Sussex College in Eastbourne, EYR will see students aged 5-19 from local schools present their radio shows covering a wide range of topics – much of it live.

This year’s broadcast once again coincides with several notable events. Namely, Anti-Bullying Week, Global Entrepreneurship Week, UK Parliament Week and finally BBC Children in Need. Individual programmes will cover all of these during the packed 3-day schedule.

Wonderful opportunities

EYR is only made possible by the considerable support and involvement of many businesses and organisations that are detailed in the listing page opposite.

Alison Brewer, Director of Brewers Decorator Centres and lead sponsor for 2023 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!”

Providing support

We are very pleased to receive financial support again from the Eastbourne & Lewes District Community Safety Partnership. This recognises our work promoting Anti-Bullying Week and this year’s theme ‘Make a Noise About Bullying’ plus raising concerns about increased knife crime. Eastbourne & District Samaritans will be covering important social issues around mental health and wellbeing.

Looking ahead to a packed schedule, Southern Water is back to talk about ‘Clean Rivers’ as well as those nasty ‘Unflushables’. Edwards and LECS (UK) Ltd will be discussing engineering and VulcanEllis and Jenner (Contractors) Ltd will be looking at construction. The team at Radio DGH will be promoting their work and seeking more volunteers. Eastbourne Foodbank, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and St. Wilfrid’s Hospice will be sharing some important community messages and Enterprise Shopping Centre will no doubt have a word or two to say about Christmas!

Developing Skills

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.

For further information please contact tim@eastbourneebp.org.uk