Part­ner­ship yields award for schools

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph News -

Safety Bay Se­nior High School and Mal­ibu School joined forces to take out the NOVA Em­ploy­ment Choice Award for the an­nual Fo­cus on Abil­ity Film Fes­ti­val.

This year the schools en­tered two films into the fes­ti­val, a short film ti­tled Film­cep­tion and a doc­u­men­tary called Mal­ibu Cafe.

The doc­u­men­tary looked at the School Cafe, which en­ables stu­dents to prac­tice a real-life work ex­pe­ri­ence sit­u­a­tion with real chal­lenges.

Film­cep­tion, cen­tres on a stu- dent who is writ­ing a script for the Fo­cus on Abil­ity Fes­ti­val.

Both films fo­cus on the abil­ity of peo­ple with a dis­abil­ity.

Safety Bay Se­nior High School me­dia teacher Carolyn Chat­away said work­ing with Mal­ibu School on the two films was an in­cred­i­ble learn­ing op­por­tu­nity for stu­dents from both schools.

“I am so proud of the pro­fes­sion­al­ism and con­duct of our stu­dents who worked closely with Mal­ibu to pro­duce two out­stand­ing films that fo­cused on stu­dent abil­ity,” she said.

Fo­cus on Abil­ity Cre­ative di­rec­tor Ryan Good­win said the NOVA Em­ploy­ment Choice Award recog­nised the part­ner­ship formed be­tween the two schools in the course of cre­at­ing the fes­ti­val en­tries.

“The team at NOVA loved the part­ner­ship be­tween the two schools and the won­der­ful demon­stra­tion of the skills and abil­i­ties of the stu­dents,” he said.

“We can see that the part­ner­ship be­tween the schools is truly cre­at­ing an in­clu­sive en­vi­ron­ment.”

Pic­ture: Ce­cilia Allen

Mal­ibu school deputy prin­ci­pal Kaye Tucker, Safety Bay Se­nior High School stu­dents Jervis Rayner, 16, and Se­bas­tion Rusby, 16, and me­dia teacher Carolyn Chat­away are proud to win the Fo­cus on Abil­ity Film Fes­ti­val NOVA Em­ploy­ment Choice Award.

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