19 June 2013 by Madeleine McGirk
The two finalist teams of the Our Europe 2013 film competition were awarded a trip to Brussels this week to present their films to a showcase at Scotland House.
Upon arrival, the students from Bearsden Academy and Douglas Academy were welcomed to Brussels by four of their Scottish MEPs. David Martin, Ian Hudgthon, George Lyon and Struan Stevenson greeted the finalist teams who have been involved in the European film project during the past six months that has been sponsored by European Parliament and Scottish Government. SEET teamed up with Radio Lingua to ensure the students benefited from the most up to date technological and linguistic guidance whilst making their films. The students spent months researching the European Parliament policies and the benefits of being part of the European Union.
The Scottish secondary school pupils spent three days in Brussels creating new short films on their iPads once again incorporating their knowledge of Europe, other European languages and film editing. Rosie Duthie, third year pupil at Douglas Academy, noted “this trip has been so beneficial for our development of European languages. It has tested our existing knowledge and also allowed us to learn new phrases”. Classmate, Ailidh Robinson, adds “the whole project has been incredible and we have learned so much, both as a team and individually, about Europe, technology and languages”.
To view all of the European films made by the students click here