Schools re­ceive in­no­va­tion awards

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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.

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