CORDOBA’S ‘RADIO SCHOOL’ RECEIVES ANOTHER YEAR OF SUPPORT FROM ACEITUNAS TORRENT.

Local radio station COPE and Aceitunas Torrent have announced another year of partnership in their joint radio project called ‘Radio School’, which goes out every Thursday afternoon at 13:20 as a part of ‘La Mañana en Córdoba’ radio show.

‘Radio School’ intends to spread information and raise consciousness about the media, to stimulate creativity and to promote team work. The school has received the generous sponsorship of Córdoba City Council Department of Education and Children’s Services, and anyone interested in the programme or who would like to participate can find out more information the department´s website. As well as Aceitunas Torrent, several other well-known local companies such as CLC Idiomas, COVAP and Fundación CajaSur have shown their support.

This time round, a live special broadcast was prepared by the fifth year pupils of the Trinidad primary school and was transmitted from the school’s main hall. If that wasn’t stressful enough, the whole thing was done in front of an audience of about one hundred other pupils. Some of the programme’s invited guests were Luisa María Arcas from the city council’s education and children’s affairs department, the director of the Fundación Santos Mártires María Carbonell. Our very own Manuel Pérez was there, along with María José from CLC Idiomas. Now that the cold weather is well and truly upon us and our immune defences are a bit lower, our GP Pablo Rodríguez explained to us how best to care for a child who falls ill with fever, and Narci Gómez made a few recommendations about the best films we can see over the Christmas holidays. Children were at the centre of today’s programme, both in its development and production.

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Over a thousand children took part in last year’s Radio School and its coordinators hope to outdo this total this time round. Young participants from primary schools from all over Córdoba have been busy since October, using all of their creativity and imagination to stress the ongoing value of the radio in the modern world, its importance as a guarantee of impartial information. Participating children have been able to get right up close to the world of radio and have learned how to produce a programme and later record it for future transmission on its Thursday spot on the COPE. To bring the event to a close, children were invited to paint on canvas their experiences and impressions of the day in an art competition.

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