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5 Indian schools win Austrade's Film, Fly, Experience Australia competition

Indian students create short videos for the Film Fly Experience Australia, and win the chance to visit leading Australian universities for a week.
BY Anandamayee Singh |   30-04-2019

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Students from 5 schools in Chennai, New Delhi, Gurgaon and Bengaluru were awarded a fully sponsored week-long experience at leading Australian universities. The students were all winners of the Film Fly Experience Australia, a video competition that was organized by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission.

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Peter Coleman, trade commissioner of the South Asia, Australian Trade and Investment Commission congratulated all the winners. “I look forward to their visits to the sponsoring Australian Universities soon. The students from the winning schools will experience Australia’s world leading education system and learn how it will help to boost their career outcomes,” he said.

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Sponsored by Allianz Global Assistance and nib, the competition was open for students in grades 9 to 12. All participants had to be from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka. Contestants were required to create short videos on specific themes. This year, the themes were: creating my own music, improving the quality of life through humanitarian engineering and entrepreneurship, data science, improving the lives of those living in smart cities and urban areas and UN sustainability goals.

More than 630 schools across the four countries participated, and five of the contest winners of the  were from India. They included:

  • Sprindales School, New Delhi made the winning video around the theme of ‘creating my own music’ and will visit the Australian Institute of Music.
  • The Vaels International School, Chennai won with a video on ‘improving the quality of life through humanitarian engineering and entrepreneurship.’  Students from this school will visit the Australian National University.
  • The DAV Public School, also in Chennai won for their video featuring data science and will be visiting Bond University.
  • DPS International School, Gurgaon won with a video on ‘improving the lives of those living in smart cities and urban areas’. They will be visiting the University of Technology in Sydney.
  • The National Public School, Bengaluru won with a video on U.N. Sustainability Goals and will be visiting the University of Wollongong.

The winning videos can be viewed here.

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