Sharing Student Voice

It was our honour to receive the provincial award for the Skills Ontario Cardboard Boat Races Video Challenge. Looking back, it was not a journey without difficulties. The first Skills Ontario Competition we entered was the Video Challenge last year. Although we did not qualify for the finals, my partner, and I developed stronger team working and communication skills. This year, we were able to work more efficiently under the time constraints. We discussed possible video designs and made compromises to create a finished product that we both liked. Throughout the process, we included attractive frame layouts and brighter filters. By playing to our strengths and letting our passion for film-making shine through, we were able to impress the judges. Overall, this experience has taught me so much. Despite the obstacles we face, continuing to work hard is extremely important. If you ever feel like you are stuck, remember that it is okay to be creative! Lastly, we could not have done this without the support of our teachers, friends, and families. I would like to give a special thank you to Mr. Gulab for his unconditional support and belief in us.

-2019 Skills Ontario Video Challenge Third Place Winner