Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) honoured two local schools as part of its annual film festival.
This year’s theme was: ‘Making Mental Health Matter: How are you making a difference?’ RVH received an impressive 17 film submissions from local schools all showcasing why mental health remains an important topic for students and teachers.
On hand to present the awards to the winning students was Steve Blake, Director of Education, Simcoe County District Board (SCDSB). Winning in their respective categories were:
• Junior Category (K – grade 6): Terry Fox Elementary School - Awe-some-tism Titans
• Senior Category (grade 7+): Innisdale Secondary School – Polaroid Memories
Participating SCDSB schools this year included Ardagh Bluffs Public School, Innisdale Secondary School, Terry Fox Elementary School and Warnica Public School.
Now in its fifth year, the RVH Film Festival started as a unique way to promote creativity and engagement among staff, physicians and volunteers. In 2017, the health centre opened up the film festival to the schools in the region, inviting them to participate as well.
All the films are still available for viewing on RVH’s YouTube channel.
Read the full media release from RVH for more information.
RVH honoured Terry Fox Elementary School’s Awe-some-tism Titans for their winning film submission in the Junior category at the health centre’s annual film festival awards ceremony. On behalf of the class, teacher Sue Ducau (second from left) accepted the award from (L to R) Steve Blake, Director of Education, Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB); Paula Murphy, Superintendent, SCDSB; and Stuart Finlayson, Superintendent, SCDSB.
RVH honoured Innisdale Secondary School’s Mackenzie Smyth (pictured centre) and her three classmates for their winning film in the Senior category at the health centre’s annual Film Festival awards ceremony. On hand to present the award and celebrate the film were (from L to R): Steve Blake, Director of Education, SCDSB; Chris Taylor, Innisdale teacher; Paula Murphy, Superintendent, SCDSB; and Jennica Hwang, Innisdale teacher.