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The spotlight was on Uki at the Nextwave Youth Film Awards, Australia’s largest regional youth film celebration, which was held in Coffs Harbour recently.

The Robbery, a film made by young Olivia, Ben, Luca, Natalie and Charlie was chosen as a finalist in 2020 and this was the film-makers’ time to shine. Olivia and Luca travelled to the event with their families and walked the red carpet with their teacher Julia Crump as the cameras flashed.

Everyone watched with anticipation as their film was shown on the big screen, and it was applauded by an appreciative audience.

Then came the moment of truth. ‘And the award for ‘Best Primary School’ goes to… Uki Public School’! The young film-makers won a trophy and some professional audio equipment for their school.

Festival organisers also made special mention of the two other films made by Uki Public School students.

Uki Public School principal, Rachel Watkins said, ‘This is an amazing achievement against competition from schools from five other states. Congratulations must go to all who participated in this learning experience.

‘Film making encourages critical thinking, collaboration and co-operation alongside creative storytelling and we cannot wait to see what students produce in 2021,’ said Ms Watkins.

‘A huge thanks to Mrs Crump for her commitment to the extension and enrichment program at the school. She is always looking for special opportunities, such as this one, to engage students in authentic and rewarding learning experiences. Congratulations again to the whole team!’

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