Spring Daleans shine before an audience of six million plus global viewers
Having made their presence felt in various district, state, national and international level academic, sports and co-curricular events, the students of Spring Dale Senior School will now shine in front of a global audience of six million plus in India as well as pan US through the medium of television. Their audience shall include students in India and in thousands of classrooms across the US.
The young Spring Daleans partook of a programme organized by Channel One News (London) an award-winning daily news program that encourages young people to become informed, global citizens, at the Partition Museum where they gained fresh insights into the events that led to the Partition of India and Pakistan in 1947 and how these affected the lives of the masses.
The students were also encouraged to share their perspective on the visit as well as their understanding of the Partition with the public through the Channel One News. Their opinions would be broadcast to an audience of more than six million in India and US.
Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Principal, Spring Dale Educational Society, termed the initiative as wholesome and new for the students. “Though the school had sent its students to the Partition Museum even before, this was the first time when they had altogether different perspective and insights into the events surrounding the Partition,” he said. He said that Channel One News is an award-winning daily news program that encourages young people to become informed, global citizens.
“Every day, their newscast plays to more than 6 million students in thousands of classrooms across the United States of America. It’s a news program created just for young people – with young journalists, young voices, covering the news from a young perspective. Channel One News provides the appropriate context to understand how global events affect students’ everyday lives, while providing educators with teachable moments in the classroom,” he said.
He added that recognized for outstanding achievement and leadership in broadcast journalism for more than 27 years, Channel One News has won two George Foster Peabody Awards, the industry’s highest honor, as well as numerous Webby, Telly, Sam and Golden Apple awards. Channel One News Premium won the 2015 Cynopsis award for Best Educational Series, the 2016 Revere Award for Digital and Media Literacies Award for Supplemental Resources and a 2016 Parents’ Choice Recommended Award.
Dr Kirat Sandhu Cheema, Director, Spring Dale Senior School, and Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, President, Spring Dale Educational society, said that the exposure that this experience had helped the students gain, would go a long way in helping them base their reasoning on facts and logic. They added that the school would organize more such events in the future to hone the analytical skills of students.
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