A South Kamloops French immersion class is hoping to win a trip to Nova Scotia and they’re asking for the community’s help.
Scott Barker’s Grade 8 class shot a creative video as its entry into a contest for a free trip to Cape Breton to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site.
The one-minute video shows Barker telling his class in French about the Fortress of Louisbourg. As the teacher goes on, student Luke Olsen-Willford starts to daydream about what it might be like in those days.
The video cuts to Luke being transported to 1711 and given a tour of the fortress as the activities of the day, including war, unfold around him.
Cutting back to the present day, he apologizes for daydreaming and tells his teacher in French about the era’s exciting festivities, dancing, music and cuisine.
“J’aimerais vraiment prendre un voyage là,” he said. (I’d really like to go there.)
The video, which is entitled Barker’s Beauties, has already received 2,915 votes.
Currently leading the pack is Markham, Ontario’s Holland Chatsworth Central School with 5,512 votes.
Supporters have until March 22 to help the students win.
The video can be viewed at contest.myparkspass.ca.
Individuals can vote multiple times — once per valid email address within a 24-hour period.