04 February 2014 by Madeleine McGirk
On Monday 3rd February the Scottish European Educational Trust hosted the final of the Our Europe Film Competition 2013-14. Six teams of high school pupils (S3-S6) participated in the film-making workshop at SocietyM in Glasgow. With the assistance of technology expert, Mark Pentleton from Radio Lingua, the pupils worked hard throughout the day to turn their storyboard ideas into short films. These were then presented to a judging panel who selected the overall winner. Congratulations to this year’s winning team from Lenzie Academy!
Our Europe winners
Kerr Sewell, Erin Gilmour, Lorna Cowan and Daniel Dewar from Lenzie Academy receive the trophy for their winning film
Our judges included Graham Blythe, Head of the European Commission Office in Scotland, Marta Marjchzyk from the European Parliament Office in Scotland, Joan Parr from Creative Scotland and Gillian Penny from Apple UK. All the finalist films will be available for viewing on the Our Europe Competition website shortly.
The films highlight what being an EU citizen means to them, and finalists are also required to demonstrate their knowledge of other European languages. This year’s finalists included teams from: Doon Academy, Linwood Academy, Lenzie Academy, Mary Erskine, Smithycroft Secondary, Stewarton Academy. In order to win a place in the final, teams of pupils from S3-S6 were asked to submit a storyboard, along with a video or audio recording, explaining their ideas for a film. Each team competing in the final receive an iPad with which to film and edit their films, which they take back to their school.