The Helen O’Grady Drama Academy recently sponsored a short video competition within its network to showcase to its students their own creativity, presentation skills and ability to communicate a theme.
The only rules were:
There were solo presentations, joint efforts and whole class submissions. Parents were also ‘volunteered’ to play support roles; they responded with enthusiasm and skill.
We saw specific advertisements for the Help Line. In a thoughtful twist, bullies were encouraged to seek help, too. The Help Line was also called to help with an imminent attack by a four legged mutant (A costumed family dog showed some skill). In addition to the wonderful creativity and ingenuity of the students, the videos displayed an acute awareness of the need for a Help Line for the younger members of our society.
Newcastle City Seniors Class
“I need help”
12 and Over Award
Central Coast Academy
Under 12 Award
Sienna Quirk & Scout Vautin
Brisbane South Academy
Extra awards: Highly Commended
Jayden Hurst - “The Runner” - Sydney Northern Beaches Academy
Emily Crellin - “Help Line Project” - Central Coast Academy