Schools awarded dementia awareness certificates

The Alzheimer’s Society presented 30, Year 9 pupils from King David School, Archbishop Blanch School, Fazakerly High School and St Hilda’s School with special certificates after they took part in an engagement project to raise awareness of dementia in Merseyside.

Radio City’s education academy invited 30 Year 9 children from the schools to come into the Radio City tower earlier this year to record the script they had developed about dementia and create an information commercial. This was judged by Alzheimer’s Society staff, a service user and station representatives.

Steve Green, operations manager for Alzheimer’s Society in Merseyside said: “This was a great initiative and we were delighted to be approached by Radio City and be involved in this project. The quality and insight the pupils bought to their work was excellent and resulted with the final commercial being an amalgamation of the schools thereby capturing highlights from a number of scripts. The final commercial ran on-air through March and April.

“The pupils were really interested to learn about dementia and were very happy with their certificates! This kind of opportunity is really valuable to the pupils – they are the decision makers of the future and dementia is a huge concern for us all.”

Laura McQueen English teacher from Archbishop Blanch School said: “This opportunity was a wonderful experience for our students and they really enjoyed having the chance to visit the Radio City tower to deliver their scripts.

“They have learned a lot about Alzheimer’s as well as being able to learn about how to record an advertisement raising awareness for Alzheimer’s Society. Thank you so much for the opportunity!”

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