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Putaruru College Win Another Film Competition with: Hayden’s Big Adventure

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 same film “Hayden’s Big Adventure” has won the Best Technical Award Year 7-13 at the Torrac NZ Secondary School Short Film Festival with “Hayden’s Big Adventure”.

The  film has also been selected for the “Outlook for Someday” film awards.

The students Katie, Eden, Freya, Matthew, Ethan, Emmie, Anthony, Levi, Nathan, Hayden, Jordyn, and Amelia comment:

The creative Putaruru College students involved with the film.

“For this competition we have put in more effort than ever before… we have researched, filmed, then we did even more research, more filming and lots of editing. During the making of this film, we have been to our local Police Station and presented to our entire Year 7 and 8 to get their perspective.

Our film ends with Hayden waiting for the school bus. We imagine a future of our children going to school in a clean, electric, self-driving, expandable bus.”

Judges’ Comments

This is clever, funny and very impressive. You’ve done a tremendous job of making a video that educates and entertains.

The team tackles a worthy topic: how driverless vehicles could lead to safer journeys, and earn extra credit for interviewing a local police officer – great investigative work. The video has a range of media styles which hang together nicely.

The piece feels very complete – it is current, comprehensive and entertaining. It would capture young people’s attention and is worthy of a larger audience.

Congratulations to Putaruru College and its strong visual language achievements.

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