Future transport win for students
The future of New Zealand’s transport sure will be interesting if an award winning Putaruru College video is anything to go by.
A group of 12 Year 9 film students from the college have won the Best Narrative Years 7-10 category in the New Zealand Transport Agency’s Future Transport Competition 2017.
The competition was open to students throughout the country who had the opportunity to make games and narratives around the challenges and opportunities they see in future transport.
The college’s video, Hayden’s Big Adventure, looked at how to tackle the issue of New Zealand’s high rate of deaths in road crashes.
‘‘We focused it around self driving cars and the possibilities of it,’’ student Anthony Cole said.
The students also came up with the unique idea of having an expandable bus.
‘‘We wanted to do a bus that was one size but if more people wanted to get on it would expand,’’ student Freya Mcevoy said.
The students said they had fun experimenting with the making of the video, which included the use of Lego, acting, creating costumes, an interview with police, a green screen, and presenting their ideas to younger students.
The students won $4000 worth of Noel Leeming’s vouchers.
The Putaruru College Year 9 New Zealand Transport Agency award winning film students.