Listen to Main Arm’s warning as they won an award
MAIN Arm Public School walked away with the award for winning film from the inaugural Nudge by Mirvac Sustainable Film Competition.
The group of Years 3,4 and 5 students from Mullumbimby created a three minute film called Listen to My Warning, coming first out of more than 100 entries.
Mirvac Group General Manager, Sustainability & HSE, Paul Edwards said the response from individuals and schools, assisted by the partnership with Cool Australia, which provides curriculum-linked online resources to educate young Australians for a sustainable future, showed that many Australians had a real desire to embrace climate action.
“We’ve had the leaders of the world talking about climate in Paris but back here at home there are people taking action at a local level,” he said.
“You mightn’t think that a three minute film can make a difference but film is an incredible medium for spreading a message especially when the messenger is passionate about what they believe in.
“This was the first year of the Film Competition and we believe it is something that can grow to be even bigger and better next year.”
Main Arm Public School teacher Christian Tranberg said the class had recently completed a unit in conserving energy in the classroom and were keen to raise awareness about sustainability through the film.
“I’m very proud of what they have done,” he said.
“The film itself has a nice professional edge and they’ve done a great job in producing it.
“In our little area a lot of the kids’ parents are environmentally aware and we put a lot of work into teaching them about sustainability.
“It sinks in and then they come with something like this film that really impresses you.”
Judges noted that the students had produced a catchy song and used humour to effectively deliver a serious message about responsible use of energy and resources.