Carihi Secondary School’s Digital Record Integrated Video and English program (DRIVE) is an afternoon dual-credit course created for students who enjoy filmmaking and English.
This is the first year that Carihi has offered the program and from the student reviews it is a success.
Carihi student Eli Lidkea, said, “it’s more motivating than a regular English class.”
The program focuses largely on English 10 and video production with the students delving into English 11, making the course more advanced for those looking for a challenge. They spend four days a week in the afternoon C and D blocks writing and designing their shows as well as completing English work for English 10 and 11 in two groups.
Then once a week, the class travels to the Robron Centre where one group goes to produce the show in the Shaw studio and the second group works on English Studies in the computer Lab next door.
Joe Shields teaches the program and helps make it interesting.
Lidkea said, “It’s a really fun and accepting environment.”