Congratulations to Year 10 students Tait McIntyre, Alice Charley, Gemma Howard and Jarvis Page for their winning documentary titled “Consequences of Conscription?”. Their documentary was simply inspiring – the content, research, editing and production by four 16-year-old students was incredible!
We were lucky to be joined by three Vietnam veterans who were all extremely impressed with the quality presentations created by our students. It was particularly emotional when they gave out the Veterans Prize and also the overall Doc Fest Trophy.
The students realised that their efforts helped to preserve the sacrifices made by the veterans. Students produced documentaries in teams that addressed reasons for Australia’s involvement, impacts on soldiers, opposition groups and key battles such as Long Tan.
After six years of running this event, the Class of 2019 have certainly set the standard for other year groups. As a History staff member, I was immensely proud of the Year 10 cohort for their efforts in completing this task. Their maturity, discipline and tenacity when approaching such a confronting chapter of history was a special thing to witness.
- Miss Watters, History Teacher and Student Leadership Coordinator