Schools rewarded for encouraging students to get creative

Published: Thu 28 Jul 2016 04:07 PM
Schools rewarded for encouraging their students to get creative
The RNZN rewarded schools for encouraging their students to get creative with a $3,000 cash prize. The winning school, Carmel College, was drawn from all entrants.
“We were very keen for our students to be involved in the competition as the Navy is a significant part of our community and the competition enabled our students to get a better appreciation for the values and ideas that they represent,” says Carmel College Principal, Chris Allen.
Katikati College won the spot prize, meaning that a naval officer will visit their school to address their assembly.
What’s next for the finalists?
The finalists will be given free travel to visit the Devonport Naval Base and meet our naval people, to hopefully trigger even more inspiration, says Lieutenant Commander Jackson.
“They will also receive a contribution towards the cost of developing their proposals and all seven finalists will have their works displayed at the International Naval in Auckland’s Viaduct later this year.”
The finalists, from years 1013, have a chance to win some big prizes including an Apple MacBook Air, DSLR camera, and contributions towards tertiary study, as well as prize money for their school.
“I’m really excited. This is the first time that I’ve been a finalist in a competition,” says Ysabel Pomare, a finalist from Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Te Raki Paewhenua.
“I wanted to enter because my parents and my family are a big part of the Navy and I’m excited to perform my waiata in front of them and the rest of the Navy.”
Final works from all seven finalists are to be submitted by Friday, 23 September. The winner will be announced on Sunday, 20 November at a special ceremony, as part of the Navy’s International Naval Review.

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