This year a number of students from Transition Year in Ratoath College entered a film competition in association with Meath County Council called “Rubbish Film Festival”.
As part of this competition, TY students received two days training in film production by a company called “Go Create”.
On Thursday 2nd February students were invited to present their video to a panel of judges an also to view the work of the other schools involved in the festival.
In total ten schools entered the completion. Inside each student got a box of popcorn and a drink. Fergal Kilgallon, Thomas Lewis and Cillian Byrne introduced our entry into the film festival.
Our film was inspired by the litter problem that can be an issue in our school, and especially by how so many people just walk by little bits of rubbish and ignore it because “it’s only one piece of litter”. After presenting our film, student were asked a number of questions by the judging panel.
Each school presented their video and was asked questions by the panel. Colaiste na Mí in Navan came first, with an excellent entry where the actor turns into apiece of litter.
It is our first time to enter this competition, and we hope to be back next year. We hope to raise awareness of litter in our school with this video.
Following students took part in this video.
Lara Walsh Fageratzi, Colm Selvestre, Eimhinn Mc Gann, Eoghan Mc Gee, Gavin Chapman, Fergal Kilgallon, Mark Eade, Cillian Byrne, Conor Daly, Harry Haskins, Thomas Lewis, Matthew Mc Dermott