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St Luke’s Hits the Airwaves for Annual Community Radio Day

23 February 2021
St Luke’s Hits the Airwaves for Annual Community Radio Day

We’re gearing up to make a special appearance on local radio next week Friday 26th February.

Every year, Swindon 105.5 Community Radio hosts Community Day. This year, there will be a focus on mental health and the effects of covid-19 on education among other topics.

As part of the event, produced in association with the Zurich Community Trust, and which will include appearances from Swindon’s two MPs, St Luke’s Academy will be contributing between 10:00-11:00am.

Firstly, our Principal Mrs Buckingham will be interviewed to talk about Loneliness and Isolation during covid. She’ll discuss what we’ve done to adapt our teaching and learning, to provide pastoral support to our families, and to make sure effective safeguarding is continued.

Following Mrs Buckingham will be the real stars of the show, with a selection of poems, experiences, and stories being read by a number of our students!

The annual Community Day is always a fascinating insight into the work of our fellow Swindonians, and it’s wonderful to be able to take part and share our stories this year.

You can listen to Swindon 105.5 Community Radio live here: and you’ll be able to catch us on the 26th using this link.

There is a whole host of fascinating events and guests across the day, you can see the full schedule below:

Intro to the Day from Shirley Ludford and Steve Grimmett
Disability - Justin Tomlinson (MP), The Open Door Centre, Swindon Advocacy Movement and Phoenix Enterprises
Young People - Horizons College & Dorcan Academy & St Luke's Academy
Funding bodies/ corporate support - Wiltshire Community Foundation, Zurich Community Trust and The National Lottery Community Fund
Feel Good dedications - Guests from the Male Voice Choir and IPSUM (Music project)
Older people - First City Nursing, Swindon Seniors Forum and Good Gym
Dementia - Home Instead (inc Singing for the Brain) and Carer Support Wiltshire
Mental Health - IPSUM, Centre for Mental Health, Swindon & Gloucester MIND and Junab Ali (Local Cllr)
Homelessness / Foodbank services - Robert Buckland MP, Swindon Food Collective, Swindon Borough Council Livewell hub, Swindon Night Shelter (and others TBC)
Key highlights of the day / preview for 6-7pm
Celebrating Swindon's Community Response with Voluntary Action Swindon - Swindon Headway, Swindon Volunteers Mutual Aid Group, Harbour Project, Pradeep (Hindu Samaj), MS Therapy Centre, Turning Point, Swindon Carers and Swindon Support Mutual Aid Group

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