SUMTER PRIMARY WINS FIRST PLACE IN GEORGIA MOVIE ACADEMY
SUMTER COUNTY PRIMARY CAPTURES FIRST PLACE IN THE GEORGIA MOVIE ACADEMY
Following an exciting limo ride to the Rylander Theater provided by Wiley’s Limousine Service, Sumter County Primary School is proud to announce that The Digital Designers under the direction of Mrs. Becky Schabeck won first place in the Georgia Movie Academy competition. To celebrate their accomplishments all of the students who competed in the competition from SCPS were joined by friends and relatives for a celebration luncheon at The Station.
The Georgia Movie Academy is a digital storytelling competition sponsored by the Educational Technology Centers in the state of Georgia for the purpose of recognizing student work in the area of video production and storytelling. This project-based learning opportunity allows students to work in teams to produce a theme-based, standards-based, three minute video on a topic of their choice. The winning movie will go on and compete at the state competition in May.
The students created a movie about a two year project they have been collaborating on with Professor Keaton Wynn, from Georgia Southwestern State University. A few years ago our art teacher, Jan Alston, was asked to provide art projects from our school for students of GSW to share with a school in Africa during their study abroad in Ghana. After their return trip, Sumter County Primary School was eager to form a partnership with The Army Basic School in Ghana, Africa. SCPS began raising funds, communicating with Ghana through Skype and email, and creating more artwork to send back to Africa.
We were so pleased in the fall of this year, to hear that our small monetary donation was put to such good use. We received a letter from the principal of the Army Basic School letting us know that they were able to set up a computer lab and internet connectivity.
From this letter, students in the first and second grade Digital Designer’s club began to create a digital movie to showcase the collaboration between Americus, Georgia and Ghana, Africa. Please take a moment to view the students’ work at http://scps.sumterschools.org/.
Pictured left to right. MacKenzie Pugh, Luke Exley, Trinity Major, Rubye Caroline Turner, Alette De La Paz,