In a 60-second video, 21 students from Caronport dream about why they wish they were at Fort Louisbourg.
“It’s a contest for any Grade 8 class across Canada,” said Caronport Elementary School Grade 8 teacher Laurie Pylatuk. “We’re trying to get people to vote for us because if we’re in the top five we could win a class trip to Nova Scotia, all expenses paid.”
Sponsored by Parks Canada, the contest runs until March 22 and all voting is done online. People can vote once a day every day for the next three weeks. Pylatuk said students could create a video, audio or print commercial or advertisement to attract people to visit Nova Scotia and Fort Louisbourg.
“We’re hoping people don’t just vote once and forget about us,” said Pylatuk. “We’re trying to generate some votes because in order to even get the judges to look at it, you have to be in the top five according to votes. We were in top five (Monday) and now we’ve dropped to eighth.”
She said there are a lot of big cities participating in the contest. She added that on Tuesday the computers in Caronport weren’t allowing people to vote, which may be part of the reason for the slide in votes. However, she said she encouraged as many people to vote as many times as possible to help the class out.
“We’re just hoping to get back into the top five because we have a great video and we think we have a good chance of winning if we can get the votes,” said Pylatuk. “The video is us daydreaming about going to Nova Scotia and how much fun we’d have there and what we’d see and do.”
For more information, see Wednesday's edition of the Times-Herald.
To watch the video and cast a vote, visit http://contest.myparkspass.ca/en/vote/class/lauriep/ces+grade+8