Grade 6 Students Launch First-Ever “YIFF” Film Festival

Grade 6 Students Launch First-Ever YIFF (York House Internal Film Festival)

Grade 6 students have been working on the core competency of social responsibility, and they used this opportunity to defend human rights. First, they learned about human rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Next, students chose a right they were passionate about and wrote a creative narrative about a child who had this right violated. Then, each student chose a moment from their narrative to turn into a stop motion animation. They played the role of “filmmaker” and created films for the first-ever YIFF (York House Internal Film Festival), with the goal of educating others about these issues. Their stop motion animation videos highlight a variety of violations against the Convention on the Rights of the Child. At YIFF, students walked the red carpet dressed in their best and were interviewed by some Grade 7 students (physically distanced and wearing masks, of course!). Both classes experienced a screening of their films in the Odette Tognetti Theatre. The event was live-streamed to Grade 7 classes and Grade 6 families. Fantastic work, Grade 6s!

Jacqueline McAllister
Grade 6 Teacher

Watch the recording of the live-streamed event.