Pupils and staff at Musselburgh Grammar School have launched the first regular UK schools podcast - and are up for a prestigious New Media award.

The podcast - mgsPodcast - is available now. The pilot show included an interview recorded in Poland, where students discuss their views of being in the EU.

The New Statesman, in association with Atos Origin, has shortlisted the mgsPodcast in its annual New Media Awards in the Innovation category.

Commenting on this, modern languages teacher and Web coordinator at Musselburgh Grammar School Ewan McIntosh said: "Hopefully, if we can win the award, we will be able to convince more and more teachers to use podcasts as a way of teaching and get more pupils engaging in their education. There are already thousands of subscribers to the show. That can only be a small sign of things to come."

Coventry University last week began offering podcasts of lectures to students as a "safety net" in case they missed them.