Daily Archives: December 12, 2012

Academic honesty film competition

Posted by Peter MUIR

The IBO is have launched a film competition aimed at students studying for their Diploma at the International Baccalaureate (IB). The competition invites students to create a film that spreads the message of academic honesty being ‘fundamental to the education of every IB student’. Students can be as creative as they wish and must attempt to capture the message in no longer than 4 minutes. The closing date for entries is 30 June 2013. The winner of the competition will receive:

  • A letter of recognition from the Director General of the IB
  • An award trophy/plaque
  • An exclusive interview with IB World

Interested students can learn more by clicking on this link where you will find all information regarding the competition. Should you have any questions and/or queries please email communications@ibo.org

DCPTA Photography Competition

Posted by Peter MUIR

A great opportunity for DC Year 10-12 photographers over the holidays!

DCPTA Photography Competition 2013

1. The competition is open to Years 10 ,11 and 12 students of Discovery College.

2. To enter, log in with your laptop/network username and password at http://dc.edu.hk/dcartsfest/ and upload your photo(s). Should you have any technical difficulties logging in or uploading your photos, please email George Tibbetts from DC ICT george.tibbetts@dc.edu.hk with details. George Tibbits

3. Up to 3 (three) entries allowed per person. The theme is Hong Kong culture

4. The closing date for entries is Friday 11 January 2013 at 2.30pm. All entries must be the entrant’s own original work and must not have been previously published elsewhere.

5. The 1st prize is a one-on-one workshop with photographer Danielle Libine of deelee photodesign. Commendation Certificates will be awarded to the 5 runners-up. The top 10 photographs will be mounted and sold to support the funding of the Arts Fest.

6. The winning entries will be those, which, in the opinion of the judges, most aptly capture the content and spirit of ‘Hong Kong culture’. The judge’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

7. The winners will be contacted and their winning photographs will be published on the school website.

8. There is no entry fee. In entering the competition you agree to your photograph being put into the Arts Fest silent auction and being sold by the DCPTA to support the funding of the Arts Fest. The winning photograph will not be auctioned but will be retained by the PTA and placed on display in the school. The DCPTA may use all entries for promotional purposes.

9. No responsibility is taken for entries lost, delayed, misdirected or incomplete due to server functions or failures, virus, bugs, technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or any other causes outside DCPTA control. Entries received after the closing date will not be accepted.

Success at TEDxYouth@DiscoveryCollege

Posted by Peter MUIR

On November 16th, Discovery College hosted their 2nd TEDxYouth@DiscoveryCollege event in the Discovery College Theatre. This year’s theme was “Dream Big…then do it!” Contributing to this theme members of the College partook in a campaign, sharing their dreams and ambitions for the future. The speakers at the event also captured this ideal.

The first speaker was Bruce Taylor, a current Humanities and Economics teacher at DC. In the past he had participated in activist movements and helped share his experiences and ideas at this event, focusing on the issues of inequality, globalization and the questions we often leave unanswered. Other speakers were Tramy Hickin, a Discovery College student, sharing her thoughts on her identity and how, in a globalized world, identity is so much harder to find. Where do we belong? What country to we belong to? Following her was Tracy Reed, who has sailed through the Great pacific garbage patch and been involved in raising people’s awareness and involving people in various beach cleanups. Last, but not least spoke photographer and ocean conservation activist, Gary Stokes who shared how, just by the capture of an image, people’s awareness has grown. People say pictures are worth a hundred words, and when coming to raise awareness, they truly do. All four of them were fantastic speakers, who left the audience with questions  to be thought about and who opened the audiences eyes to different areas otherwise not considered. To add to the excitement and thrill of the speakers, entertainers performed between the presentations and videos of former TEDx speakers from around the world were shown.

The TEDx event was a success, with many students in the audience saying “I never thought of that!” or, “Wow, it really changed my point of view”. After the Event, some of the audience members were asked what they thought of it and if they would attend the event again. “I would definitely go to another one, it was an exceptional experience, the speakers were amazing, providing so many questions and thoughts that I had never considered and that I am now constantly thinking of…it was just, overall, a great event”, Zoe F. Cosima G. said “Yes I would! It was so much fun! Some people might say speeches are boring, and yeah I sometimes need to agree, but really these weren’t!”.

In conclusion, the TEDx event was a great success. The audience was thrilled and filled with inspiration and motivation from the fantastic speakers. Many audience members are already looking forward to the next event.

by Viola Graef, Year 10