A short film about student experiences during the COVID pandemic last year won a Wyndham competition.
The video, from Al-Taqwa College in Truganina, was recently announced as the winner of the Young Minds of Wyndham competition, which was open to local students.
The Al-Taqwa project was called Surviving 2020: Stories of Self Discovery and Overcoming Adversity.
Pongky Nataatmaja, video and multimedia specialist in Al-Taqwa’s media department, said he wanted to thank the organizer of the competition Vijisha Venkatram.
“The video showed that during online learning, students are able not only to cope with their studies and home life, but also to thrive and grow in ways they do not. were not expecting, “Nataatmaja said.
âThis message is quite relevant to many of us who are going through the same situation here in Victoria and in Australia as a whole. “
The film features several students reflecting on what they learned during the lockdown and the challenges they faced.
“We are proud of how the students were able to be so expressive and authentic when they spoke about their individual stories and hope that they can remember this experience and this victory as a highlight in their media memories of the school, âNataatmaja said. noted.
Grade 7 student Maryam Zahraman, who featured in this video, said: âI really didn’t care that it was a competition, all I wanted to do was have my opinion and my honest experience as everybody.”
The other winning entries for the competition were created by Flynn, a 7th grade student at Warringa Park School, Vinay from Melbourne Secondary School and Samantha from Wyndham Vale Primary School.