Fañabe students on message!

 

The students from 6th class in Fañabe primary school recently completed a month-long course in radio organised by the Adeje council. During the course they learnt about how this medium of communication works, how to understand the messages transmitted and how to create, write and record messages for radio. The students also had a practical day visiting the Radio Sur 107.9FM studios in the Adeje cultural centre and the press centre.

The initiative was jointly run by the departments of communication and education under councillors Zebenzui Chinea Linares and Adolfo Alonso Ferrera, who agreed on the “need to improve the community skills of the students at this stage in their education and before they enter secondary school”, adding that the students were learning about the importance of constructing and designing a message for communication.

The course was run in two sections; theoretic and practical, with the students, on the final day, preparing a series of radio announcements and publicity spots and recording them in the radio station. During the course the importance of reading as a tool in improving word use and adaption was also emphasised. They also examined how news stories and adverts for radio are constructed.

The 26 students who took part in the course, and the professors from the Fañabe school, were extremely pleased with the results of what was, in essence, a pilot project, with all seeing benefits from the experience. The councillors said “with this course the council is continuing to allow students experience work practises and allow them see the workings of the local administration too”.

Department of Communications

Adeje App launched

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The App is available for IOS and Android phones and offers a range of user-friendly information

Adeje council has launched its own app, available free for IOS and Android smartphones (in Spanish).

The app can be found by using ‘Adeje’ as the search word and will offer information about the council and the borough, local job offers, traffic information and diversions, late night and weekend chemists, etc. According to the councillors responsible for the app, Epifanio Díaz Hernández and Carmen Rosa González Cabrera, “we have been working to get this app ready as we consider it an important communication tool for the people of the borough. Here in Adeje we have a range of excellent information channels open to the public 365 days a year, through facebook, twitter, Google +, our webpage, Instagram etc. All these are working well and now we have added one more. This app will bring together relevant information and not just from the council, but also will incorporate information from other bodies – such as chemist and health centres”.

Councillor Díaz Hernández told press that a team of technical staff had been working on the app for a number of months. Developed by Inventia Plus S.L. it has been adapted to the needs of the Adeje borough with specialists in the field of information, programming, design and journalism from the council working together. “Since July of this year 30 people have been using a prototype of the app in Adeje and have tested it and given us feedback to help us improve the service prior to the launch”, he said.

Those who wish to download the app will be asked to register and they can then chose what information they wish to receive. “We don’t want to bombard people with information, so we are allowing people chose, although there will be some general alerts – traffic diversions, weather alerts or power cuts for instance – which will be sent to all users”, said the councillor for central services.

The app is also two-way; Adeje’s residents can communicate with the council via the app alerting them to incidents or problems by message or photo. “We promise to deal, as best we can, with what is sent to us. This will be a particularly useful tool in this regard as council personnel cannot be everywhere at any given time and this way the public can assist in improving the borough”.