The British School in the Netherlands has won a short film competition showcasing schools’ environmental and sustainability projects.
The school won the Key Stage 1 and 2 category of the Eco Film Awards, run by the UK National Association for Environmental Education (NAEE) and the Council for British International Schools (COBIS), with its film about the redevelopment of its school pond.
Competition judges said of the film: “This was a very clearly told account of the role that school students played in the redevelopment of a neglected school pond thereby improving school biodiversity and sustainability.
“It was good to see how plans were realised and came to a successful conclusion. The film quality was high with a mix of still before/after photographs and video of the students explaining what they were doing.”
Runners up in the Key Stage 1-2 category were Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi for their film about sustainable stationery and Meadow Hall School (Nigeria) for its film entitled Paperless Homework.
COBIS said of the competition on its website: “Through this competition, we hoped to develop COBIS students’ environmental awareness and empower them to take action. Congratulations to all students who took part. The competition judges at NAEE, commented on the particularly high standard of entries.”
To see all the winning films in different categories, click here.