12 Feb 2009
Eleven schools across Northern Ireland are encouraging pupils to change their lives by watching more TV. The Life Channel will be launched in Ashfield Boys' High School, one of six Belfast Education and Library Board (BELB) schools piloting the state-of-the-art TV network.
The Life Channel Schools network is an innovative in-school TV channel that gives schools and colleges the unique opportunity to communicate important messages directly to pupils, teachers and parents. The network broadcasts features on health, well-being and fitness, as well as issues such as bullying and sex education.
BELB Chairperson, Jim Rodgers, said: "Making The Life Channel available in our schools opens a whole new world of communication possibilities. Young people lead the way when it comes to embracing new ways to communicate and the BELB is delighted to welcome new technologies through the doors of our schools. Messages can be tailored to a young audience in a way that is imaginative and relevant through a medium with which young people can engage."
The full press release is available for download below.