Montfort College Grabs International Prize

 | Mon 31 Aug 2015 06:35 ICT

CityNews – Parents, teachers and well wishers congregated at the Chiang Mai International Airport to welcome the arrival home from Singapore, of the Montfort College School team which recently won the international Grand Prix for its video ‘blind’s diary’ in the Panasonic Kid Witness News (KWN) Global Contest 2015.

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Over a hundred schools in Thailand have been competing for the past twelve years to be chosen as the country representative to this international competition and this year Montfort brought home the grand prize as well as the Best Concept.

According to Panasonic News, “The seven finalist videos focused on topics ranging from impact and interactions through social media, earthquake disasters, to interactions with family members and others. The Grand Prix winning video, which is based on a true story, portrays a visually impaired girl who attends a regular school. While worrying about burdening other students, she overcomes her struggles at school and eventually accepts her situation, which enables her to achieve academic results with her friends’ support. The video conveys a strong message of mutual support to achieve dreams in a diverse society.”

Over 5,000 children and teachers from all over the world take part in the programme each year and since the programme started in 1989, more than 175,000 children have participated.

“To produce videos, students choose a theme on their own and then handle all aspects of video-making, from planning and scripting to filming and editing. This year, 553 schools from 19 countries and regions participate in this program. For this KWN Global Contest 2015, the schools submitted five-minute videos themed about either ecology or communication.”