Mullumbimby film kids awarded for sustainability project
A MULLUMBIMBY primary school has won a national film competition for submitting the best student group film focused on sustainability.
Main Upper Arm Public School Years 3, 4 and 5 students created a three- minute film, Listen to my Warning, after completing a unit in class about conserving energy.
"I'm very proud of what they have done," teacher Christian Tranberg said.
"In our little area a lot of the kids' parents are environmentally aware and we put a lot of work into teaching them about sustain- ability," Mr Tranberg said.
Judges noted the students had produced a catchy song and used humour to effectively deliver a serious message about responsible use of energy and resources.
Entrants submit a three- minute video on the theme Reimagining Resources.
The Nudge by Mirvac competition was launched by Australian property group Mirvac and Qantas.
Mirvac Group general manager of sustainability and HSE Paul Edwards said the competition response showed many Australians embraced climate action.
"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," Mr Edwards said.
Winners receive cash, holiday packages with Tasmanian Walking Company and Earthwatch, flights and accommodation in Sydney for the winning films' screening, and digital equipment.