Seabird Videos Showcase Island Students’ Flair For Music

seabird project videoStudents at the Five Islands School have been developing their music and computer skills while helping to publicise the seabird conservation work on St Agnes.

They’ve produced a series of short promotional videos, binging together footage taken during the Seabird Recovery Project and composing their own, original background score and narration to convey the aims of the project.

It was run as a competition, although Teacher Debbie Wainwright says the pupils will be able to use the results as part of their music syllabus course work.

Project Manager Jaclyn Pearson judged the entries.

She says all twelve videos submitted were of an incredibly high standard and she felt “like Simon Cowell” having to select the winners.

The top three entries have now been posted on the Seabird Recovery Project website.

First prize went to Andy Erentraut and Jo Wright. Jaclyn says their video featured inspirational images of seabirds and really got the key messages over.

Emily Smith took second place with a piece that Jaclyn described as “a moving postcard” while Jono Grossett and Olly Glenn’s third-place video had more of a ‘Spring Watch’ feel to it, featuring images taken of birds with hidden cameras.

Jaclyn says the videos have already had lots of hit and she’s had compliments from as far away as Sardinia.

You can see the winning videos here.