Shaw Wins First Place for Video

Posted October 18, 2018 at 5:47 am by

The stu­dents at the Shaw Island School recent­ly won first place in a statewide con­test pro­mot­ing earth­quake pre­pared­ness and safe­ty. Spon­sored by the Cas­ca­dia Region­al Earth­quake Work­group, the com­pe­ti­tion solicit­ed videos from schools across Washington.

Timed to pro­mote the Great Shake Out earth­quake drill, this is the sec­ond year of the con­test, and the sec­ond year that Shaw has tak­en home a prize.

It’s not to late for islanders to sign up for Thursday’s Shake Out exer­cise: www.shakeout.org/washington

Some com­ments from the students:

“We made the video to edu­cate our­selves and oth­er schools about earth­quake pre­pared­ness. While we cre­at­ed the video we learned more than we expect­ed about earth­quakes and what to do in the event of one. We were also able to prac­tice our video-mak­ing skills, rang­ing from cre­at­ing a sto­ry­board, zero­ing in on an idea, edit­ing our footage, and using Adobe Pre­miere to add cap­tions and oth­er effects.” — Sophia, 8th grade

“I think our video won because it clear­ly stat­ed what is need­ed in an emer­gency pack if an earth­quake occurred. It also visu­al­ly and audi­bly showed the Drop, Cov­er, and Hold On mes­sage and was all in all whim­si­cal, cre­ative, and fun to make.” — Ele­na, 6th grade

“My favorite part of the video is when Ele­na acci­den­tal­ly got hit in the head with the pot as it got dropped into the back­pack.” — Eliana, 2nd grade

“The old­er kids were in charge of the video, but It was excit­ing that I got to be in it too.” — Clara 2nd grade

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