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Age Range: 7-11
Duration: 60 or more mins
  • D & T
  • Science

Audio editing

Record and edit your own interview

In this engaging resource written with assistance from Archives of IT learners will find out why it is important for us to interview people and what a good interview looks like, before creating an interview script and recording their own interview which can be played back to the class. Once finished, learners can add music and sound effects to the recording or turn it into a podcast.

Activity: Audio editing

In this activity learners will develop an understanding of the reasons for interviewing and how to carry out, record and edit an interview.

This activity could be used as a main lesson activity to support the development of communication skills in English or an understanding of documenting history. It could also be used to introduce the use of recoding and audio editing software in computing.

Download the free activity sheets below!

All activity sheets and supporting resources are free to download and are fully editable, so you can tailor them to your students’ and your schools’ needs.

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  • Audio editing activity
  • Audio editing presentation

Tools/resources required

  • Writing implements
  • Recording facilities (for example, computer, directional microphone)
  • Sound recording (and editing) software
  • Consent forms printed, as applicable

The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.


How to give your interview

Recording your interview

Editing audio interview

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