Software vendor, Novell, and its distributor, Open Channel Solutions (OCS), recently held a competition among schools to show off their football skills.
Called the NOCS Student Video Competition, it ran from December to April 30 and encouraged students to produce a creative video that ran up to two minutes. It was open to all schools using Novell.
Award categories included Best Video (school), Best Video (individual) and encouragement awards. All up, 400 soccer balls went out to students and the first prize in the Best Video (school) category went to St Peter and Paul Primary school in ACT. For taking out the top prize, they won a $1000 gift voucher for IT school equipment.
The second Best Video (school) prize, which was awarded a $500 voucher, went to St John the Apostle Primary school in ACT.
The Hills Grammar School scooped third place with Best Video (Individual) and all the students that participated were awarded with Novell back-pack prize packs that included USB sticks, caps and a soccer ball.
The Hills Grammar school submission focuses on a deaf student from Ghana. He has been in Australia for four years and independently developed the video and learnt video editing skills without much help from staff. “He is a talented and keen soccer player. The opportunity to enter the competition was excellent for him,” OCS managing director, Con Fiamegos, said.