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MONTREAl, DECEMBER 1, 2003— The English Montreal School Board is pleased to announce that Cycle III students from Coronation Elementary School in Côte des Neiges will do a two-hour live broadcast on Wed. Dec. 3 on Radio Centre-Ville (102.3 FM) from the Science Center in the Old Port. It will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

This marks the third year for the Radio Coronation program and the second at the Old Port. Cycle Three students plan to bring radio listeners a dynamic show around the theme of the media. Students will present informative pieces about such things as corporate responsibility to consumers, company logos and futuristic plays on talking radios, TVs, and computers. There will be a special interviews with Patrick Leduc, mid-fielder for the Montreal Impact soccer team, and Salah Wilson, established steelpan instructor and musician. Listeners will also be treated to the melodious sounds of the Coronation Senior Steelpan Band and the Parent/Staff Choir.

This is part of a Ministry of Education (Supporting Montreal Schools) project involving a number of schools in the province. Coronation has been the only English school participating. Ms. Wood Nolan says that this ties in perfectly with Quebec’s new curriculum reform and allows student expression through the use of radio as a form of media. It also promotes multiculturalism, as well as teamwork and cooperation. Students, parents and personnel have all played key roles in getting Radio Coronation on the air.

The project, formally known as "Radio Enfant," is the creation of Michel Delorme. He is a parent at l'école primaire du Grand Boisé in Chelsea, Quebec who launched a radio station there two years ago.

Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213