Anti-bullying film by a group of Whanganui students has won a national competition.
Friends was made by Whanganui High School’s head boy Jack Southee and deputy head boy Nusr Ghamri, along with the school’s student council.
The students made the film as part of Bullying-Free Week, at the end of May, and won first prize in the New Zealand Bullying-Free Week senior short film competition.
The judges of the National competition said the Whanganui High School film was “refreshing”.
“[It] was an outstanding short film with a clear, positive and uplifting message … [it] was led by student voices, and produced to a high professional standard.”
Head boy Jack said when brainstorming the ideas “We wanted to spread a positive message. We wanted to focus on how students should behave, rather than how they shouldn’t.”
The film was shown at school assemblies during Bullying-Free Week, and then Jack and Nusr decided to send it to the short film competition.
Their prize is $500 for the school.
Jack and Nasr have both been keen filmmakers since they were in Year 9. Their first film was a horror film, but recently they’ve turned their attention to making more serious films. This is the second film competition they’ve entered.
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The NZ Police released this video on their Facebook page of audio and a transcript where someone was trying to scam them. They captioned it:
“Probably not a good idea to phone scam NZ Police #oops
If you receive a call like this, don’t give them access to your computer, and don’t pass on any personal or financial info.”
Of all the phone numbers you could try scamming, they tried the NZ Police…
Possibly the best part of the conversation is when the Policeman asks if the Scammer knew he had called the NZ Police in which the Scammer replies with a very disappointed “Yes” followed by promptly telling the Policemen to “F*#k off”.