Reel Earth Film Festival Winner – ‘3 Boys and a River’
Our students have been participating in a science/technology program funded by The PTC Trust (Partners Through Collaboration) and MBIE Unlocking Curious Minds to study the water quality of the Ohau River. In Technology, they created videos to showcase how what they have learnt affects their decisions for the future. Five of our students, Charn Murphy-Eagle, Derome David-Harper, Toko Finau, Tupou Tosi and James Betty submitted their video to the Reel Earth Film Awards and won the Kaitiaki Award.
The story begins with three boys chillin’ at the Ohau River, Horowhenua Levin. They interviewed Matua Lindsay Poutama Education Manager for Te Iwi o Ngati Tukorehe Trust who tells them about the damage farms and pollution are doing to the river. He explains to them the responsibility we all have in guarding the water quality. The boys then gain the opportunity to work with NIWA Freshwater Scientist, Dr Richard Storey, and learn how to investigate a series of water quality parameters at two sites on the Ohau River. Here they see the difference the environment is having on it. Finally the film ends with the boys becoming very keen to put into practice all they have learnt from this science project and actively demonstrate how we can all take action in preserving our rivers and streams.
Head of Faculty Technology