STUDENTS at Coomera Anglican College have been crowned winners of the 2017 Videos for Change challenge.
Year 10 students were asked to create a powerful one-minute video to empower positive social change as part of the national competition run by High Resolves, a program that teaches high school students how to become leaders.
More than 100 videos were submitted from all over Australia, focusing on confronting social issues such as domestic violence and mental health, but Coomera Anglican College’s compelling take on social exclusion took the crown.
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The winning video was revealed and broadcast to a national audience on Network TEN’s ‘The Project’ on Wednesday night. Scroll down to watch it below.
North Sydney Girls High School came in second with their video on domestic violence, while a commendable mention went to Goulburn Valley Grammar School for their video highlighting the impact of cyber-bullying.
The panel of judges said they had an incredibly difficult time picking a winner from “some many exceptional entries”.
Watch the winning video and the other top 10 finalists below.
(Winner) SOCIAL EXCLUSION: Coomera Anglican College
(Runner-up) DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: North Sydney Girls High School
(Commendable mention) CYBER-BULLYING: Goulburn Valley Grammar
BODY IMAGE: Catholic College Sale
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Cannon Hill Anglican College
BULLYING: North Sydney Girls’ High School
PEER PRESSURE: North Sydney Girls’ High School
COFFEE CUP WASTER: Auburn High School
YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH: Hillcrest Christian College
DEMENTIA: North Sydney Girls’ High School
The Project – Wednesday, November 22, 2017
— The Project (@theprojecttv) November 22, 2017