Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Video Contest Winner Announced

May 30, 2016

Three talented Kinkora High School students have won the Focus on Safety contest, the Prince Edward Island High School Video Contest for 2016. The video contest is a way to encourage young workers to think about their rights and responsibilities in the workplace. The contest challenges students to create a video about the importance of safety on the job.


Grade 12 students Chandler Dawson, Tate McAvinn and J.P. O'Connor created the winning video, "Prevent it", a peek at one disastrous moment in the life of a food service worker, outlining the importance of workplace safety in the food industry. The video contest provided the students a real audience for their work, and additional motivation to achieve a professional product within the context of the course. “The video contest requirements touch many of the learning goals of the film unit of the Creative Multimedia course,” said Norah Pendergast, the boys’ teacher. “It was very exciting to develop the video from conceptual story boards to professional results using the new film editing software recently purchased by the English Language School Board." The boys will share a $1,000 prize and $1,000 for their school, and their winning submission was sent on to the national competition. 


On behalf of the Board, the Workers Compensation Board congratulates the students and their teacher on their efforts to promote workplace safety for the next generation of workers and employers.


This video contest is part of a national initiative of Labour ministers from across Canada, to promote safety and rights for young workers. The Prince Edward Island contest is sponsored by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) in partnership with the Workers Compensation Board. 




(L-R) Kinkora High School students Chandler Dawson, Tate McAvinn and J.P. O'Connor receive their cheques, accompanied by their teacher Norah Pendergast

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