Winners announced in Surrey's Stop Bullying Film Contest

Wearing varying hues of pink, Surrey students were honoured Wednesday as the the winners of the city's 2nd annual Stop Bullying Film Contest were announced.

The winners included Maple Green Elementary (in the Grade 6-7 junior category) for their movie A Miserable Life; L.A. Matheson Secondary (in the Grade 8-10 intermediate category) for Words Can Harm; and Justine Crawford (in the Grade 11-12 senior category) for Hidden Wounds Never Heal.

“We have very talented, creative and thoughtful students in Surrey and I want to congratulate all those who participated in the contest,” said Mayor Dianne Watts.  “Through this project we were able to reach out to the schools and the broader community to talk about bullying and the solutions to the problem.”

Finalists in each category were announced last week at a special event held at SFU Surrey for the students and their families.

“I was very impressed by the quality of films produced," said Surrey RCMP Supt. Bill Fordy. "These students reinforced the message about this very serious social issue and found creative ways to raise awareness about its consequences. We support all initiatives that promote youth involvement in education and prevention on this issue.”

The Stop Bullying Film contest is a partnership between the City of Surrey, Surrey RCMP, CUPE 402, and the Surrey School District.  Students from grades 6 to 12 were invited to submit a 30-second or 60-second film that identifies types of bullying, the impact that bullying has on people, and solutions to the problem.

For more information, visit: www.surrey.ca/stopbullying

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