Schools receive innovation awards
The provincial government has presented four schools in the Trinity Conception region with Youth Innovation Awards. There were 24 awards in total.
The awards were chosen from proposals for projects to the Department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development for science technology and engineering and identifying opportunities in a number of strategic sectors, such as digital media, ocean technology and green economy for students from kindergarten to Grade 12 and post-secondary.
All Hallows Elementary, Amalgamated Academy, Carbonear Collegiate and Holy Redeemer schools will all receive a monetary prize to assist them with their proposals.
All 24 projects will share $422,000 provided by the provincial govern- ment.
David Crane, assistant principal a t Holy R e deeme r s c h o o l in Spaniard’s Bay, said his school received some $20,000 for their project, “Multimedia in 21st Century Learning.”
The school has a two-phase project which includes partnering with schools around the province, the Centre for Distance Learning and schools in Alberta.
The second phase of their project will teach students how to solve problems and collaborate with students outside their school through a “virtual setting.”
Carbonear Collegiate, the only high school in the region to receive the award, proposed a project called, “Video Production: Making Media Work.”
The substance of their project is to educate students on the importance of advanced technology necessary for many careers, especially audio and visual technology.
“This project is intended to introduce students to the world of TV/video production through the creation and development of TV/video webcasts that will showcase the many activities and events that take place at Carbonear Collegiate,” technology teacher Joseph Lafitte told The Compass in an email.
“Our youth’s ability to find creative solutions, use leading-edge technolo- gies and produce adaptive solutions is inspiring,” Keith Hutchings, Minister for Innovation, Business and Rural Development, announced in the House of Assembly on May 9.
Attempts to obtain information about projects at All Hallows and Amalgamated were unsuccessful.