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Helping engage children in pathology with radio

Fun Kids is the UK's radio station for children and their families based in Holborn, London.  It broadcasts on DAB digital radio and online and reaches over 750,000 children and parents each month.

In 2015 the College awarded Fun Kids a grant to create a series of 6 short audio programmes (called 'Pathology Puzzles') for broadcast and as podcasts that provided a children's introduction to pathology and the role of the pathologists.  These programmes can still be accessed at http://www.funkidslive.com/learn/hallux/pathology/

Fun Kids is interested in creating some further audio programmes to broaden the range of pathology being discussed, and would like to work with pathologists to develop the new series - choosing the topics that should be covered and once decided, to help their scriptwriters create the programmes.  Fun Kids is not looking for considerable time commitments from the pathologists, probably no more than 8 hours over a month, undertaken through exchange of emails or via telephone.

They have identified some possible topics, Histopathology, Haematology, Chemical Pathology, Medical Microbiology and Forensic Pathology.  But they would really like to get the view of practicioners as to what would be the most useful to engage children with.

If you are interested in helping please contact Gregory Watson at gregory@funkidslive.com