The BE LIKE HER LIVE initiative is a real-world, modern media project that has students in Australian schools co-hosting radio interviews with female alumni and parents who have excelled in male-dominated industries, and other selected fields. Last month, the Community Engagement team in conjunction with teaching staff were excited to get Carey students involved in this exciting project. Through the interviews, our students explored and created their own narrative of the positive and powerful impact Carey women have had on their community and world around them.
Over two consecutive days, 20 students across Senior and Middle School were given media and radio training along with lessons on how to convey their messages in a powerful way to resonate with their audiences. On the second day, working in media teams, students put their training into action and conducted interviews with female Carey alumni and parents who currently work in professions where men have traditionally dominated, such as construction, health, sports and business.
What’s most exciting about this project is that at the completion of program, the interviews will be broadcast to the world on Live FM. Live FM is a global radio station dedicated to broadcasting positive messages and connecting communities in an impactful way. BE LIKE HER LIVE aims to engage with a younger audience and educate others in our community about gender equity, respect for women and female empowerment. Students involved in the project also gained the appreciation of the responsibility that comes with 21st century media and the role it plays in telling our stories and promoting impactful and life changing messages.
The students involved in the project should be extremely proud of their involvement by telling the stories of successful women in our Carey community and providing us with female role models we can all aspire to. The interviews will be broadcast in October and podcasts will be made available to listen to soon after. The broadcast date will be announced on Daily Messages closer to the date and we hope as many of you will listen in to hear the incredible and inspiring stories that our students and alumni have to tell.
Katie Hunt, Alumni and Community Manager
Feature image: Students interviewing conductor for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and former Carey student, Ingrid Martin (2002).