The students at Eaton school in Eatonia are going to be able to afford some upgrades this summer after competing and winning a video contest called #TheStudentProject.  The project which began in May asked students to create a video explaining "why your school is special and why you like spending your time there".  The contest ran all the way until June 11th with two prizes being handed out, one a draw involving all the schools that entered ($10,000) and another for the most views achieved ($7500). 

Eaton School was in the top 3 videos for views for a good duration of the contest and battled for the top spot until the cut off date.  Yesterday it was revealed that the school had reached the most views and would be awarded $7500 for their efforts.

Nichole Bredy a teacher at Eaton School described the process of getting the video made.

"It started with the song if I had a million dollars and we would change it to if I had $10,000.  Then the kids took it on from there, we organized it with our mentorship class (grades 9-12) and they earned the win.  They wrote the lyrics, organized and designed all the scenes, created all the props, shot a lot of the footage, they did it all."

The school that has 130 kids currently attending, has big plans for the prize money, Bredy says the students were the ones to put forth their ideas.

"The kids kind of have plans, it has all been laid out in the song.  They want a new scoreboard, an outdoor classroom or a new library.  Truly it was their opinion on how they want to spend it."

The final couple of days were neck and neck in the contest with a school from Val Marie in the top spot with a day left.

The standings at the end of the contest were:

  1. Eatonia
  2. Val Marie
  3. Lloydminster

 The #StudentProject was put on by the Saskatchewan Teacher's Federation.  Learn more about the project here.

 

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