Three Dubbo College Delroy Campus students have been announced as finalists in a national video competition 'Videos for Change'.
'Videos for Change' is a national film competition encouraging students across Australia to become involved, get creative and be heard as students. The competition encourages young people from years 7-12 to create a 60-second video on a social issue they feel passionate about.
Two of the videos submitted by Dubbo College Delroy Campus have been selected as a senior finalists, and one in the junior finalist category.
Matilda Backus was recognised for her work titled 'I wish I was like her', along with Brielle Lord for her work titled 'My Family' and Maddy Newstead for her works titled 'Substance Abuse'.
Student and junior finalist, Matilda Bakus said she liked being able to show her creative and video directive side, and that it offered her an opportunity to relate to others and share her ideas.
"It was great to be working on something so important, and having been affected by similar issues I wanted to help make a change, to help others in a similar situation," Matilda said.
Student and senior finalist Brielle Lord enjoyed learning new skills in video making and editing and said she has created something she's really proud of.
"I saw an opportunity to display something that I was passionate about and I wanted to share that with everyone. I wanted to express a different point of view of an important social topic and I'm proud how it has turned out," Brielle said.
Visual Arts teacher at Delroy Campus Jessica Sinclair said she was impressed by the standard of works this year.
"Initially we introduced the 'Videos for Change' competition and brainstormed as a class possible social issues that students may want to explore," Mrs Sinclair said.
"Students were enrolled in an online learning platform that helped facilitate the learning process, providing them a mentor to guide them through the brainstorming, creation and editing of their videos.
"Students were very engaged in the assessment task, especially once they had started to record their video with the cameras."
This is the second year that Delroy has chosen to embed 'Videos for Change' into their teaching and learning programs.
Last year the school had two finalists in the competition, however this year the school are boasting three of the 20 finalists across the country.
'Videos for Change' is a way for students to get involved, get creative and be heard. It is not a traditional film competition, but considered to be 'a challenge with a cause'.
The 'Videos for Change' competition selected just 10 finalists in each of the junior and senior categories from hundreds of entries submitted from across Australia.
Delroy Campus Principal Debbie Head was full of praise for the students work.
"They are very thoughtful and thought-provoking videos and I feel very proud of the efforts of the students Brielle, Matilda and Maddy and acknowledge the hard work and dedication of their teachers, Mrs Sinclair and Mrs McConnell. Well done," Mrs Head said.
Lorin McConnell mentioned just how proud she was of her students, with all videos being of a high standard.
"We are very proud of the students work and would encourage everyone to support their entries. You can vote for the students' work in the People's Choice award," she said.
Voting for the People's Choice is now open.
Matilda BackusI Wish I Was Like Her
Brielle LordMy Family
Maddy Newstead Substance Abuse
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