The winning video in the recent Columban Young Journalists Competition for Britain was produced by Chloe Laberinto from St. Paul’s School in Milton Keynes. Nick Benson of The Universe applauded the link made in the video between recycling and action urged by Pope Francis in his encyclical Laudato Si’. He said, “she echoes his call to undergo ecological conversion”. She pointed out that “almost every piece of plastic ever made is still on this planet in some form or another”. Judges felt it was a well-constructed video with good use of images and video and augmented with graphics, text and well-researched facts.
The Columbans invited students to produce a short video on a topic relevant to Catholic Social Teaching and Columban mission in 16 countries around the world. Around 100 young people entered between Britain and Ireland, and in England more than 20 schools were involved.
The winning British video can be accessed here.