Holy Trinity win internet contest

EA's Online Safer Internet Video Competition first prize winners Holy Trinity College, Cookstown, pictured at EA tv studio with Peter Bower UK Safer Internet Centre, Orla O'Hagan NSPCC, Gerard McStocker Teacher, Bernie McNally Chair SBNI, Conor Mallon School Technician and Damian Harvey C2k. Front row: Rosanna Jack Anti-Bullying Forum and TV Presenter Emma-Louise Johnston.
EA's Online Safer Internet Video Competition first prize winners Holy Trinity College, Cookstown, pictured at EA tv studio with Peter Bower UK Safer Internet Centre, Orla O'Hagan NSPCC, Gerard McStocker Teacher, Bernie McNally Chair SBNI, Conor Mallon School Technician and Damian Harvey C2k. Front row: Rosanna Jack Anti-Bullying Forum and TV Presenter Emma-Louise Johnston.

Holy Trinity College have shown they’re very savvy when it comes to online use by winning the KS3 category in the Education Authority’s (EA) Online Safer Internet Video Competition

Promoting the Safer Internet Day theme ‘Be the change: unite for a better internet’, the EA announced the Cookstown school as one of the winners of its second Online Safety competition via a live video stream to over 400 primary and 150 post primary schools throughout Northern Ireland, at a special studio screening.

Delighted to be taking home the first prize of a new laptop and trophy for their school were Holy Trinity College Cookstown.

Schools were invited to submit a short video sharing their views on what young people should do to make their Internet experience safer. Judged by a panel of experts from C2k, EA tv, UK Safer Internet Centre, NI Anti-Bullying Forum, NSPCC and SBNI, the winning schools will now see their films used as a C2k Internet safety resource.

Presenting the prizes, EA Director of Education John Collings, said: “We were delighted to be able to provide this opportunity for young people across our schools to showcase these important online safety messages. The impact of this work is much more meaningful because it has been produced for young people by young people.”