Announcing our Top 10 videos!

The My Parks Pass team is excited to announce the Top 10 videos in the Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest as determined by you, the voting public! Each and every one of the video entries is a wonderful example of what can be achieved with focus, teamwork, and creativity.

We would like to extend our congratulations to the following classes:

  • Torngat Mountains National Park – Jens Haven Memorial School
  • The Charlottetown Conference of 1864 – Montague Intermediate School
  • The Charlottetown Conference...the Beginning of Canada – Kensington Intermediate Senior High School
  • Tale of the Dawson Gold Rush – H. Hardcastle School
  • A Window into Ukkusiksalik National Park – Tursavik School
  • The Story of Grey Owl – King George Community School
  • More Than Just a Walk in the Park – Holy Cross School
  • The Nahanni Valley – Silverspring School
  • Dawson City Historical Complex – Lakefield Intermediate School
  • You Can Learn a Lot From National Parks – Nottawasaga and Creemore Public School

Thanks to all of the grade 8 / secondary 2 classes who participated in this contest for their excellent work. We would also like to thank everyone who voted in the contest for taking the time to show their support for these students.

The Top 10 videos will now be reviewed by a panel of judges. Each video will be evaluated on the following criteria:

Application: The degree to which the video entry demonstrates an understanding of the audience, purpose, visual technique and format.

Knowledge & Understanding: The degree to which the video entry demonstrates an understanding of the national park, historic site or marine conservation area. The degree to which the video expresses knowledge of the sequence of events and individuals/geographic and environmental factors involved.

Expression & Communication: The degree to which the video entry engages in the creative process with an understanding of role, relationship, place, focus and emphasis; the effectiveness with which the findings are communicated.

Inquiry & Analysis: The degree to which the video demonstrates an understanding of the significance of the event, its causes and consequences, and its impact on continuity and change within Canada’s history and consciousness.

The contest winner will be announced at the end of March, so mark your calendars and don’t forget to come back to find out who won! In the meantime, we will be profiling each of the Top 10 videos on our blog over the coming weeks, so be sure to check back in with us to find out a little more about these videos and the grade 8/secondary 2 classes who created them.