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ISR And The App – A Letter To Parents

Dear Parents

ISR, International Schools Radio on FM 105.4

The App!

With reference to our earlier letter introducing you to ISR, Internationals Schools Radio, we would like to draw your attention to the App that can now be downloaded from your usual app provider.

The App will offer you immediate access to the Radio Station, Podcasts, Requests, Important Notifications, Coupon Offers and much more. The majority of the content on the app has and will be generated by the talented and creative Pupils, Staff and Parents within our College community.

The unique podcasts are giving our students a voice and platform to discuss a whole range of topics such as politics, environment issues, social media, essentially anything they wish to cover. These podcasts via the App can be enjoyed by anyone worldwide at any time!

Our aim is to communicate not only all the exciting achievements at XIC but also CRUCIAL INFORMATION regarding the College which needs to reach the school population effectively and as quickly as possible. It has come to our attention that 90% of App notifications are read within 3 minutes, making this one of the most effective tools of communication in the modern world.

We are proud at XIC to be at the very forefront of embracing modern technology to improve all aspects of the College.

Young people have a loud voice and have many interesting observations to share, we are a listening College and want to both celebrate and share their views.

Exciting times!

When you have downloaded the App be sure to visit the Coupon Area and take advantage of the various offers that will become available.

Here’s to interesting listening! Our children are so special, and this is a wonderful opportunity for them to learn, empower their creative abilities and gain valuable experience in the world of media.

With very best wishes,

Yours sincerely

Richard Wijeratne

Can Apps Change The World?

New research shows that young people are not only using apps to campaign on the issues that matter to them, they also believe that social media is vital for bringing about change.
From #metoo to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, there’s no shortage of examples of movements online that have made a positive change in the real world.
The poll of 2,000 young people found that

  • Nearly two-thirds see social media platforms as an essential part of achieving social change.
  • More than half of 35 to 50-year-olds agree (55%).

Meanwhile, the two bosses of Instagram have quit. Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger started the site in 2010. They sold the photo sharing app to Facebook six years ago for a billion dollars, but continued to run the site. Now they say it’s time for new beginnings.

Man Arrested At Dublin Airport

A passenger’s been pinned to the ground by police at Dublin Airport after running out of the terminal towards a plane and shouting at the pilot to wait.

The incident happened shortly before 7 on Thursday morning.

Moments earlier the man in his 20s was inside banging on the window of the terminal asking ground crew to hold the plane. He made it to the taxiing Ryanair aircraft before police arrested him.

Corbyn To Speak To EU

It’s thought Jeremy Corbyn will tell the EU’s chief negotiator later that a “no-deal” Brexit is not acceptable, as he seeks to break the deadlock in negotiations.

The UK Labour leader’s travelling to Brussels for meetings with Michel Barnier, alongside Sir Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary.

It comes as Prime Minister Theresa May faces growing opposition within her cabinet over her view that no deal is better than a bad deal, as she refuses to back down on the Chequers proposal.