Kurri kids take out short film competition
Kurri Kurri High School has taken out the 2018 Waste Ops short film competition, winning the public vote.
The competition was offered by Cessnock and Maitland councils to Year 7 and 8 students requiring them to create a storyboard and script for a short film that would encourage viewers to reduce the amount of waste they generate.
Of the seven entries, Kurri was named as a finalist with Rutherford Technology High School and had their films created by professional videographers.
Kurri’s film challenged viewers to make the switch from disposable bottled water to reusable drink bottles and Rutherford took on recycling.
“Well done to everyone who participated in this wonderful initiative,” Cessnock mayor Bob Pynsent said.
“Lots of hard work went into producing the scripts and final product.
“It’s great to see young people talking about an issue that is so relevant in our community.”
Kurri Kurri High School will receive $500 for an environmental project of their choice. Rutherford Technology High School will receive $250.