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Sanctuary Point Public School wins state film competition


The creative students at Sanctuary Point Public School have won the primary section of a state-wide filmmaking competition.

Schools across the state were asked to create a short film on the theme Make Every Day Count, and of the 84 entries received Sanctuary Point’s was judged the best from a primary school.

School principal Belinda Doyle says the school had fun with the movie, that was all about boosting school attendance.

“We set about producing a film that would make our community happy and help them respond to increasing student attendance, so we had a little bit of humour in our video,” she said.

Ms Doyle said the school was fortunate to have a number of dedicated teachers who were keen to add their skills and experience to the film making exercise.

“It was a great team effort,” she said.

“Mr Chapple was in the beginning stages of developing the ideas, along with Mr Ben Wells and Angela Watson, and also one of our community liaison people who work at the school, Stevie-Lee Donald.

“They all put together their ideas, went out and got the filming happening, and then produced this awesome, awesome video.”

The three-minute film is set to be released later this month during Education Week.

Competition organiser Glen Carter from the Education Department said the school’s entry was a worthy winner.

“So the movie was called Behind the Ruse, and it was a movie about making every day count,” he said.

“Yes, it’s about attendance, but it’s about more than that – it’s about making every day in your life count, don’t waste an opportunity.

“So yes, it was a great little movie from that school,” Mr Carter said.

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