International School of Samui wins prestigious film awards
On Saturday, May 10th, in London, England, Mr. Jeremy Lees on bahalf of a group of young scientists from the International School of Samui was presented with awards for both Best Film and Best Chemistry Film at the 34th Council of British International Schools Annual Conference in London, England.
“We weren’t sure what to expect. Of course we all hoped that we would win something, but you never know…” said Mr. Oliver Edmonds, Head of Sixth Form and Science at ISS, regarding the win.
“It was definitely beyond our expectations,” added Miss. Emma Mooney, Extracurricular Coordinator for the school.
ISS entered two films in the competition, which featured films from all over the world. The first, entitled How Fireworks Work was produced by Key Stage 2 students with the help of Miss. Claire Ellis. The film demonstrates how fireworks use chemistry to propel and colour them. How Fireworks Work won in the category Best Chemistry Film.
The second film, which won Best Overall Film, was produced by Miss. Mooney and Mr. Edmonds along with Key Stage 3 students. This film, entitled Renewable Plastic Alternatives,dealt with solving Samui’s litter problems through the use of renewable plastics.
Mrs. Lisa Taylor Hawkins, the school’s headmistress, announced, “These awards bring international recognition to all of the hard work our students and staff put in on a daily basis. We are extremely proud of all of them.”