Digital talent gets recognised
Digital learning is becoming the norm in school classrooms these days.
A group of Matamata Primary School students have totally embraced this ‘‘new’’ way of learning and have had work featured in national digital awards over the past two weeks. The school also won the supreme year 5-6 award at the Matamata Piako Digi Awards in August.
Matamata Primary students were involved in four different projects that were announced as finalists at this year’s MADE Awards, which were presented at a special gala evening last Wednesday in Tauranga. Being a finalist meant the students were in the top five in their category. The MADE Awards seek to establish an outlet that enables students to show their work with a much wider audience, to be proud of their efforts and to share their learning.
Six- year- old Jacob Wilcox placed second in the portrait photography category with a photo he took of a fellow student.
A commercial created by year 4-6 students that centred around the combination of chocolate and lollies made into a pen was short listed for the primary and intermediate Fair Go Ad Awards last Monday. The commercial also placed second in the year 4-6 commercial category at the MADE Awards. Students Nola Bridgman, Charlotte Kennedy, Darcy Keenan and Braedyn Henderson worked on this project.
Another commercial, Rainbow Slime, also featured at the MADE Awards. Students Abby McDonald, Abby Hill, Tai Marino, Darcy Keenan and Charlotte Kennedy worked on this project.
In the story telling category at the MADE Awards the students entered their claymation I Love Lemonade, which was originally made for the local digi awards. Students Stevie Collins, Nola Bridgman, Molly Tarrant, Tayla Hughes, Hamish Sandall and Paige Scholefield worked on this project.
Matamata Primary School principal Carolyn Osborne said she and her staff were very proud of their students’ achievements.
Osborne said the students were ‘‘buzzing’’ to see they’d achieved so much. She said it was motivating for the students to see results after they’d put so much time and effort into their projects.
FINALIST: Six-year-old Jacob Wilcox’s photo of a fellow student secured him a spot in the MADE Awards, photography
category. COMMERCIAL: Matamata Primary School students created a commercial, Cholly Pen, for the Fair Go and MADE Awards. Right, Matamata Primary School students created I Love Lemonade, which was a finalist in the MADE Awards story telling category.