By Jaclyn Asztalos

Hands-On Learning

August 26, 2013 Updated Aug 26, 2013 at 8:39 AM EDT

By WKBW News

August 26, 2013 Updated Aug 26, 2013 at 8:39 AM EDT

Cheektowaga, N.Y. (WKBW) - There is more than meets the eye when it comes to broadcast TV and radio. Students at the New Christian Fellowship Academy are seeing it first hand.

“This vital and to be able to communicate to the public is extremely important,” Principal Mike Ward said.

Principal Mike Ward received the ING Financial Services Unsung Hero Award totaling $2,000. Now, the school will get new radio and TV equipment to teach the kids everything they need to know.

“It's just interesting learning about technology and stuff,” Student Stephen Andzel said.

Student Arianna Woods is also in the class.

“It’s educational and maybe as I grow up it will help me,” Woods said.

Mom Farrin Woods said the money and new equipment is an important addition to their school.

“I think it will be a great experience get them to do something different something new,” Woods said.

Angelina Bohrer said communication is key in any profession.

“Really in every day life you have to communicate with everybody,” Student Angelina Bohrer said.

Mike Ward and others in the school developed this program. He said even volunteers from the New Christian Fellowship are stepping in to help out.

“Hands on learning for most students it the best way to learn. It will teach them they skills they need later on. We believe that students will graduate from this school with all the skills and knowledge they would need to go right into their career,” Ward said.

This two grand may not be the only money awarded to the school. They are in the running for other grants that will fund the entire project.