Student videos keep on sharing safety message

Check out this year’s winning videos from the annual WorkSafeBC student safety video contest. The theme for 2017 was “Speak up for Safety.” 

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Be sure to watch the winning student videos from the 2017 annual WorkSafeBC student safety video contest.

Since 2006, the contest has garnered more than 550 videos from more than 2,100 high school students. The theme for 2017 was “Speak up for Safety.”

Four awards were given: two for the Grades 11–12 category, and two for the Grades 8–10 category.

2017 winners

Walnut Grove Secondary School in Langley won both awards for Grades 11–12. One award went to Find Your Voice. It shows a group of new workers entering a workplace that stops them from speaking out. Its eerie audio and lighting reminds me of Brave New World or 1984.

Speak Out is the other winning video from Walnut Grove students. It uses moving text and graphics to get the viewer thinking about why people don’t speak out. Many voices speak their truths, with a sad piano soundtrack setting the mood.

Centennial Christian School, in Terrace, won in the Grades 8–10 category for Junior Speaks Up. Students used stop-motion LEGO to show a worker’s first day on a construction job. I really like how this video uses such peppy music and enthusiastic voice-over to convey its message.

The winning video (Grades 8–10) for Heritage Woods Secondary School in Port Moody, B.C., Bullying in the Workplace, shows one of the meanest bosses you can imagine. It uses kid actors, who do a great job reminding us that “bullying doesn’t just happen to kids.”

Congratulations to all winners

The prizes are shared between the students who created the winning entries and their schools. Congrats to all!93

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