Students at Kealing Middle School are in the running for a $10,000 donation to the school for a video they made about sustainability. The Scotties tissue competition named the video to its top 10 list for the sixth to eighth grade section. If Kealing wins, the money must be used for sustainable projects like tree plantings, outdoor classrooms, athletic fields, gardens and greenhouses.
Watch the full video here http://youtu.be/Awas6AmreEw?list=PLd4pm6Yumj1t4zGJlzYOBdMWdnFK8lBGu
The contest required students to make an up to 3 minute video on the importance of trees.
Teacher J. Frank Webster made this contest part of the curriculum in the intro to film class at the AISD magnet school
In a press release he said: “The students had a clear vision for the film and a message that resonated with them,” said Webster. “The film ultimately has kid-friendly joy in it; it’s an important message that doesn’t have to be heavy to be effective.”
The video has students educating an irresponsible logger who was cutting down trees for fun.
You can vote for your favorite Trees Rock video at www.scottiestreesrock.com through Feb. 6. The winners in both categories will be announced on Feb. 15
Full confession: My son is an eighth grader at Kealing and his English teacher is Mr. Webster, but I didn’t hear about the video until Scotties sent me a press release.