MAC-CSE students with radio host Wendell Moore.
PHILIPSBURG–In observance of UNESCO’s eighth edition of World Radio Day, five Methodist Agogic Centre-Comprehensive Secondary Education (MAC-CSE) students were guests on PJD2 102.7FM radio station on Wednesday, February 13.
Radio host Wendell Moore interviewed students on the topics dialogue, tolerance, and peace. Participating students were Earina Hector and Kelron Bellot of 5A2 and Nickcolina Marie, Ayanna Richards and Shakira Smith of 4A2. The interview gave students an opportunity to experience the surroundings of a radio broadcast environment and perhaps choose a future career in radio communication, the school said in a press release.
During the interview students spoke about how radio communication played an important role before and after Hurricane Irma, as it served as a means of communicating with families and friends locally and abroad, especially in the absence of television and telephone communication.
Students were asked what they thought radio meant to their community. “Without radio, one would not know what would be occurring across the globe. We think of radio communication as a means of communicating to people. Most people enjoy listening to their radios in their cars, at home and during other activities. Radio serves as a form of social communication, public and personal announcements,” students said.
MAC-CSE was among the 193 members and 11 Associated Schools Project Network worldwide to celebrate World Radio Day. UNESCO’s Secretary-General for St. Maarten Marcellia Henry assisted with the World Radio Day arrangements along with Moore and his colleague Steven Cyrillien.
World Radio Day gives people around the globe an opportunity to celebrate radio and how it shapes lives. Radio informs, transforms and unites. According to UNESCO, it brings together people and communities from all backgrounds to promote positive dialogue for change.
UNESCO recognises radio as the perfect medium to counter the appeals for violence and the spread of conflict, especially in areas across the globe potentially more exposed to such realities. Radio communication played an important and critical role in providing information to St. Maarten, post-Hurricane Irma.
MAC-CSE thanked PDJ2 Radio for accommodating students for the initiative.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/85379-students-of-mac-cse-mark-world-radio-day