Dunluce goes to the STEMies

Pupils from the GCSE media studies class went to Londonderry as finalists in the 2014 Northern Ireland Big STEM Video Challenge.

This competition offered young people between the ages of 8 and 18 the chance to produce their own short STEM-related videos.  Well over a hundred videos were entered and Dunluce made the shortlist for the Digital Careers Award.

The competition was fierce as we were up against A-level students from some of the top schools from around the country but the students produced a quality video which was a worthy finalist.  The five minute short film was planned and filmed by the students and took the form of an interview with Kelly Richardson, a world renowned digital artist.  Chloe Gardiner asked the questions, while Jacob Wren, Aaron McLernon and Sophie McIntyre carried out the sound and camera work.

You can see the finished video in all it's glory here

Mr Campbell, who accompanied Chloe, Jacob and Sophie to the final explained how proud he was of the pupils: "In our category we were up against A level pupils from across the country, some of whom have gone on to start degrees in digital arts.  Chloe, Jacob, Aaron and Sophie were incredibly professional and Kelly Richardson couldn't have been a better interviewee - I think she was as impressed by their talent as I was."  

"It was fantastic to make the final ahead of so many many excellent short films.  Next year we intend to go one better."