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Student Fire Safety Film Winners Announced

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15 Sep 2016
The winners of MFB’s first ever student film competition were announced at the Sun Theatre in Yarraville today.

In April, MFB firefighters threw down the challenge to Victorian students to take part in the competition as part of the organisation’s 125th Anniversary celebrations.

Pupils from Foundation/Prep to Year Ten were invited to create a 30 second film that would appeal to their age group. Films had to include a key fire safety message such as ‘Stop, Drop, Cover and Roll’ or ‘Get Down Low and Go, Go, Go!’

Films could be composed of live action, animation, computer generated graphics, stop motion or a mixture of styles.

MFB CEO Jim Higgins said the competition encouraged students to actively engage with MFB’s key fire safety messages in a creative way.

“We were very pleased with the number of entries received and the quality of the finalist and winners videos,” he said.

“It was excellent to see such a high number of videos submitted by pupils in prep to year 2 and from specialist secondary schools. The time and effort put into the videos shows the engagement that our firefighters have when making school visits is having an impact.”

“This year’s winners and finalists have set a very high bar and MFB plans to use these videos in the future to help us spread our fire safety messages to young Victorians.”

“Congratulations to all the winners and finalists.”

Winners:

Prep – year 2

Foundation year - Mount Pleasant Road Primary School

Year 3 – 4

Year Four - Killara Primary School

Year 5 – 6

TIE:
Mikayla Jevric – Parkhill Primary School
Tiana Vancuylenburg – Berwick Primary School

Year 9 – 10

Bhuvi Gupta and Sahil Bhatia - Haileybury

Specialist Secondary Schools

Bayside Special Developmental School

Finalists

  • Foundation year - Mount Pleasant Road Primary School
  • Class 1F – Berwick Primary School
  • Prep/Year 1G – Nagambie Primary School
  • Year 4E - Nagambie Primary School
  • Bayside special Developmental School 
  • Southern Austic School

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