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May 2014

Cornwall head to Twickenham

29th May 2014

On this morning's Breakfast Show, we heard from Pirate FM's Emma Carton as she went to training with the Cornish team ahead of Sunday's big clash against Lancashire.

Adam Giles wins £200!

28th May 2014

Cornish Mutual Winner

Adam Giles from Falmouth won £200 thanks to Cornish Mutural! He correctly guesses how much you should insure the contents of the Cornish Mutural kitchen for.

The lucky winner plans to spend the money on a weekend visit to Twickenham to watch the Cornwall take on Lancashire for the second time in a bid to win the Rugby County Championship. 

 

Posted by Winners Blog at 3:44pm

In The Studio

25th May 2014

Over the past few months I've had a great opportunity to get in the studio to tech opt what gets broadcast on Pirate FM when we've been broadcasting live from locations across Cornwall. This has involved communicating with the presenter who is live on air to plan what is coming up in the show and operating the studio desk while the presenter is offsite. 

I've also been in the studio regularly recording the commercial that go out for Cornwall College Business. You know the ones "The Pirate FM Apprentice with Cornwall College Business" the voice you hear after that is me! 

Apprenticeships are a great way to earn while you learn and not just that but enjoy the work your doing too!

Posted by Ollie Coleshill at 9:34pm

Neil and Tina have been learning all about autism

19th May 2014

Celebrity interview with the Pussycat Dolls star Ashley Roberts. A local mum, Silvia Salib, talked about the effects of autism, and how this differs from person to person. Big Cash Winner - Ann Clarke from St Austell takes away £500.

Big Audiences

16th May 2014

Thank you Cornwall Over the past year, another 25,000 listeners have tuned into Pirate FM. we asked you about times when you've been in front of a big audience.

Wedding video

15th May 2014

Posted by Tina at 9:33pm

School Dinners - Goonhavern Primary

15th May 2014

Goonhavern Primary School
Broadcast Friday 23rd May 2014

 

www.goonhavern.cornwall.sch.uk

 goonhavern primary school logo

 

Tina caught up with Mrs Ellis and headteacher Mr Hayes as pupils from Goonhavern Primary school had the opportunity to take part in a surfing taster session on Tolcarne Beach.

Goonhavern primary

Taught by the staff and students from Treviglas Surf Academy the pupils gain confidence and self esteem which translates back into the classroom skills

And whilst we are a coastal county, many children do not get thte opportunity to visit and play on the beach.  Safety in the Sea and Surf are paramount on the agenda..

If you missed School Dinners on air  you can listen again here:

 

You can see the photos in the gallery in the link below.

Happy surfing.

 

Neil and Tina's Signature

Treviglas Surf Academy

You can view more photos from the visit here

Posted by Tina at 1:11pm

Treviglas Surf Academy

15th May 2014

Treviglas Surf Academy
Broadcast Friday 16th May 2014

 

www.surf.treviglas.net

 Cornish Surf Schools

 

Tina caught up with Ellis Attwell from Treviglas to chat on Tolcarne Beach about their OFSTED Outstanding award as a benchmark for business excellence.

Ellis Attwell and Tina at Tolcarne Beach

The Surf Academy students come from all over the UK, and the world to gain qualifications from lifeguarding to instructional duties, event management and business marketing skills.

It culminates in the Cornish Schools Surf Championships this weekend, which is run by the students.

If you missed School Dinners on air where Ellis tells us all about the Surf Academy, and the surf taster sessions for primary schools - you can listen again here:

 

You can see the photos in the gallery in the link below.

Good luck with the surf and hope the swell is good for the weekend.

 

Neil and Tina's Signature

Treviglas Surf Academy

You can view more photos from the visit here

Posted by Tina at 11:24am

Glenys Bennett from Devoran wins £500!

15th May 2014

Glenys Bennett - Big Cash Weekends

Every weekend we've been asking you to listen to the radio, and register online with the name of the artist that we played after 9am miday, and 3pm every Saturday and Sunday. Then, all you need to do if you phone rings after 7:30am, is to answer the phone with the name of the artist, which this weekend was Queen. 

James Dundon made the call, our first caller did not answer after five rings. So, lucky caller number two was Glenys Bennett, from Devoran who takes away £500 in cash!

There are two more chances to win. To find out more, click here

Practise nurse Glenys is a long time listener of Pirate FM, but this is the first time she's entered and won anything. Delighted, she plans a short break in the summer, which she thought she couldn't afford. What a way to start the week! 

Posted by Winners Blog at 10:27am

Monday 12th May

12th May 2014

James Dundon sitting in for Neil and Tina. We had a big cash winner. Well done to Glenys Bennett from Devoran, who answered the phone with the big cash artist's name "Queen". Update on Gary Niner, who you might remember from Fly You Home For Christmas.

Ditzy TV host almost shoots herself

8th May 2014

Posted by Tina at 6:58pm

St Breocks Primary

8th May 2014

St Breock's Primary
Broadcast Friday 9th May 2014

 

www.st-breock.cornwall.sch.uk

 st-breocks-primary

 

Tina enjoyed School Dinners with St Breock Primary on a Wheelie Wednesday lunchtime.  Their motto is Sport for All and the kids have a wide variety of activities they can experience and enjoy in order to achieve 60 mins per day of exercise!

Playground

Baroness Sue Campbell has been visiting St Breock's Primary school to look at all the sporting initiatives that have been introduced and Tina saw the London 2012 legacy for active school kids.

If you missed School Dinners on air - you can listen again here:

 

You can see all the photos in the gallery in the link below.

Thank you to headteacher, Mrs Gladwell and Mr 'Rossi' for the invitation.  It was fantastic to meet you all.

 

Neil and Tina's Signature

kids

You can view more photos from the visit here

Posted by Tina at 2:39pm

Dancing in the Streets for Helston Flora Day 2014

7th May 2014

The streets of Helston are coming alive, for Flora Day 2014!

Poverty in Cornwall

7th May 2014

Heard in the news that Cornwall is in the top ten areas of Europe under the poverty line, due to wages. We learn about Neil's sock idiosyncrasies - or maybe that's fetish!

It's (another) 4 day week

6th May 2014

Another Big Cash Weekend Winner takes away £500. And we catch up with Emma Carton in Cyprus on exercise with Cornish soldiers

School Dinners - Tregolls Academy

2nd May 2014

Tregolls Academy, Truro
Broadcast Friday 2nd May 2014

 

http://www.tregolls.cornwall.sch.uk/

 Neil and Tina take a selfie at Tregolls Academy

 

Neil & Tina enjoyed School Dinners with Tregolls Academy, Truro.  They saw the results of the fundraising efforts and the installation of the 3G sports pitch allowing kids to play sports safely outdoors in all weathers.Tregolls

 

IIf you missed School Dinners on air - you can listen again here:

 

And some extra audio includes:

 

Neil and Tina's tour of the classrooms and playground

 

Neil and Tina meet James from the Cornish Pirates

 

Tina chats to head chef Dan

 

Tina shares lunch with the kids and meets Donna, Chair of TAPS who've done loads of fundraising and run a Breakfast club.

We felt truly honoured to have shared our School Dinners with Tregolls Academy.  Thqnks for the invite Mr Middlemore, - maybe we'll see you all racing go-karts!

You can see the photos in the gallery in the link below.

Nice to meet you all.

 

Neil and Tina's Signature

Tregolls

You can view more photos from the visit here

Posted by Tina at 11:23am

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