Home learning video competition launched for school students

Education Minister Rosy Akbar launches the Home Learning video competition for primary and secondary school students. Picture: SUPPLIED

Fiji’s Ministry of Education has launched a home learning video competition aimed at primary and secondary school students.

The competition is open to Year 1 to 13 students.

According to the ministry, it requires the production of a creative short video of up to 90 seconds to show interesting and innovative ways in which students are continuing their educational journey during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ministry stated students could participate individually, or with their siblings, and are encouraged to express themselves in a form they feel best suits their ability – dance, drama, role play, poetry recital, mock interview concepts, show and tell, or any other form of creative expression.

It also stated that students with connectivity issues could contact their nearest school and have their teachers assist them with uploading their videos on the ministry’s Home Learning Facebook Page.

In a Government statement, Minister for Education Rosy Akbar said videos did not have to be limited to formal home learning such as working on the provided educational worksheets.

“We welcome seeing other more informal education that students are engaging in while at home. The important thing is that we want everyone, including other students, to see the wonderful ways in which our young ones are continuing to learn and gain positive knowledge that will serve them well in life,” Ms Akbar said.

There are two categories – primary school and secondary school; and there are three prizes for each category, including 24 Home Learning Packages, which contains a tablet with 250GB of data and stationery.

Winners will be picked from each major division.

The competition ends on Friday, July  30, 2021; and winners will be announced by Friday, August 6.

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