Arch D Podcasting Awards

Arch D Podcasting Awards

The 2021 Arch D Podcasting awards, celebrating the achievements of Catholic Education SA students as one big podcasting community, were held via the Microsoft Teams platform on Sunday 3 March, due to the uncertainty around ongoing COVID restrictions.

Congratulations to Laila Laila (Year 12), who won the Student Voice Award, which recognises students who stepped out of their comfort zone to create an authentic podcast that sought to make a difference. The award was presented by Peter Bierer, Assistant Director – Pastoral Life and Mission at the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide.

Laila responded to receiving the award with the following reflection: “I feel very lucky to win this award. I would firstly like to thank my parents, who had the courage to bring our family to Australia in the hope of a better life. Thanks James Meston, for giving me the confidence to tell my own story in my own words and making me feel relaxed and comfortable about using my own voice. Thanks to my school, St Aloysius College, and all the other individuals and organisations who have helped me and my family to build a life here in Adelaide. When I think about all the people I met on Nauru, from Myanmar, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria and many other countries, I hope and pray that Australia will find a better way to welcome people who are trying to find a home for their family in this country”.

Congratulations to Tara Tu and Jessica Vlassopoulos who won Podcast of the Year Secondary which recognises the most engaging episode that consistently and effectively uses the techniques taught within the Arch D courses in the creation of their podcast. The award was presented by Dr Neil McGoran, Director of Catholic Education SA.

This year, Year 9 Digital Technologies students will continue to work with James Meston, from Arch D Radio and Podcasting, to provide students with the tools and opportunities to use their voice to transform the world around us in a public space.

Ms Joanne Villis
Digital Technologies Coordinator

Watch Ms McEvoy presenting the awards and Laila’s words of gratitude: