Warwick State High Year 9 students Sarah Fischer, Jessica Hine, Joyce Jesperson and Grace Bilbrough.
Warwick State High Year 9 students Sarah Fischer, Jessica Hine, Joyce Jesperson and Grace Bilbrough.

Going green on film

THEY’RE young, bright and prepared to stand up to fight for the environment.

Four Year 9 Warwick High School students couldn’t walk past the poster entailing a competition which combined two of their passions – saving the environment and film.

As a part of World Environment Day celebrations the Condamine Headwaters Landcare Group are holding a Short Film Competition for Southern Downs high school students.

Grace Bilbrough, Joyce Jesperson, Jessica Hine and Sarah Fischer formed the dynamic team who were alerted to the state of the environment in their Studies of Society and Environment class.

“We all like acting and being in front of the camera. It will be a lot of fun to work with a group of friends and get involved,” Grace said.

Joyce said it was a topic they were all aware of as being an important issue in town and something they knew they could work on.

“We are doing water use, recycling and the sort of stuff most people overlook in the house,” Joyce said.

“The small things we can do to make a difference.”

Joyce said even the girls slip up and make environmental mistakes sometimes and want everyone to be aware every little bit they do helps.

The girls will not only get their second chance to put together another film, they will also be judged by the successful Sam Atwell, an Australian actor and director.

The winning films will be shown on World Environment Day, Saturday June 5 when the girls have the chance to win some great prizes.

There is still time to nominate by contacting the Landcare office on 4661 9909 by June 3.



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