School Radio 'podcasts' offer the programmes to download in mp3 file format. It's a convenient way to acquire the programmes for playback, either directly from your computer or from the mp3 player – eg an iPod.
Using the podcast service is very simple and allows you to acquire the programmes for use in perpetuity to share with pupils without restriction.
Podcasts are currently available for 60 days after transmission - in some cases for a longer period - and because you can 'subscribe' to the podcast you need never worry about missing an episode because your computer will search for an update automatically.
Go to the Podcasts page to see the list of programmes currently available to download as podcasts.
More detailed information about podcasts from the BBC is available here.