WATCH: Gold Coast school’s compelling social exclusion video goes national

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

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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