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Elliott from PWS wins countrywide schools challenge with Covid-19 video

Posted on: 11/06/2020

Pupil Elliott Cartwright has been crowned the winner of Northamptonshire's Virtual Community Safety Challenge Covid-19.

The competition asked secondary school pupils to take on a creative challenge to design ways to make people think about and to raise awareness of important Covid-19 messages and received more than 150 entries from children across 13 schools.

Students worked by themselves or in virtual teams, sent in a variety of inspired entries, ranging from songs and poems to posters, short stories, online campaigns and even diaries.

A panel of judges, including the county's chief fire officer Darren Dovey, fire and crime commissioner Stephen Mold and director of public health Lucy Wightman, examined the entries and named Elliott as the winner.

Elliott submitted a video in which he played different characters and used props to illustrate some simple messages about how important it is to maintain social distancing and protect others from the spread of coronavirus.

Elliott, who is from Aldwincle, said: “I really enjoyed creating the video. I didn’t expect to win but I had a lot of fun making it.”

Deputy headteacher Ant Kennedy said: “Prince William School is delighted that Elliott has won the Virtual School Challenge this year. Elliott is an excellent student and his entry was

skillful and imaginative. Well done to him.”

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