Ontario Students Create 2-Minute Videos About Catholic Schools

TORONTO, Jan. 13, 2017 /CNW/ - What's in a name…of a school? Students at Ontario's Catholic schools answered that question in 2-minute videos as part of a contest sponsored by the Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association (OCSTA). The winning videos were announced today.

"A lot of thought goes into naming Catholic schools and for good reason as names have a role to play in inspiring students and the community as a whole. The saints and leaders, for whom many of our publicly funded Catholic schools are named, lived faith filled and courageous lives which is ideal material for students entering our contest. It is very important that our students have a good understanding and appreciation for the Charism of the person/symbol their school is named to honour.  We were very impressed by the depth of research and creativity demonstrated by the elementary and secondary school students participating this year," said Patrick Daly, OCSTA President.

Ontario's Catholic school students in grades 4-12 were invited to create 2-minute videos that tell the story of the person or saint for whom their school was named. OCSTA received over 170 submissions.

Following are the six elementary and secondary school winners for the OCSTA "The Story Behind the Name of Our Catholic School" Short-Video Contest for Students:

Elementary Panel Winners:

1st place: St. Andrew CES, CDSB of Eastern Ontario
2nd place: St. Michael the Archangel CES, York Catholic District School Board
3rd place: Mary Ward CES, Niagara Catholic District School Board

Secondary Panel Winners:

1st place: St. Roch CSS, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
2nd place: St. Jean de Brebeuf CSS, York Catholic District School Board
3rd place: Monsignor Doyle CSS, Waterloo Catholic District School Board

To view ALL videos visit: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLto1VDXqXYlPYlsg2CJL73Fdy3xbOwAgl

The Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association is the provincial voice for Catholic education. Founded in 1930, OCSTA represents the interests of Catholic school boards that collectively educate almost 545,000 students in Ontario, from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12.

SOURCE Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association

For further information: please contact: Sharon McMillan, Director of Communications, Tel: 416-932-9460, ext. 232 - smcmillan@ocsta.on.ca


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