PRIMARY school pupils have been exploring the world of radio.

Members of Otley Amateur Radio Society (Oars) visited Ashfield Primary in the town to show the pupils the technology in action.

During the visit, Kevin Gallagher spoke about how radio waves work, their historic use, and their continuing role in mobile communications, including phones.

Children in years three, four and five also got a chance to translate and send their name in Morse code, and to listen in when radio contact was made with an Oars member on Baildon Moor.

Teaching Assistant Michael Ross, who organised the visit, said: “The children absolutely loved it.


“It was great to see them so focused and interested in the radio equipment and contacts that were made during the event.

“It really adds to the children’s knowledge and understanding of all aspects of science, and we are especially grateful for the time and expertise given by the members of Oars.”

Oars is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. A summer will hold an summer weekend event will mark the occasion in the summer.