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OFO winning student vids on why forests are important

The team at OneFortyOne (OFO) has been overwhelmed by the response to its International Day of Forests competition with 36 students from across the region submitting one-minute videos answering the question “Why are our local forests and trees important to you and your community?” Source: Timberbiz

“We were blown away by the calibre and quality of the videos put forward. It was obvious to us that all the students had put a lot of hard work in and were passionate about the importance of forests and timber industries,” OneFortyOne’s Estate Manager, Andrew Matheson said.

The entries were assessed for their originality, creativity and relevance to the theme. Judges were delighted to see clear and well-informed opinions and ideas coming through, of just how important forests are for the environment, responding to climate change, regional jobs and fun for anyone visiting them.

“The videos were so good, that we couldn’t pick just one winner. Watching these videos has been a real highlight – reminding us all why we love forests, and that the future of our industry is very bright, and in very safe hands,” said Mr Matheson.

Major prizes were awarded to four students and their schools, along with prizes to the three runners-up.

The videos can be found on OneFortyOne’s Facebook page


  • Milla Walmsley (Reidy Park Primary School)
  • Hiroki Owen (St Martins Lutheran College)
  • Archie Thomas (Tenison Woods College)
  • Bonny de Nys (Tenison Woods College)

Runners Up

  • Elijah Bond (St Martins Lutheran College)
  • Finn Dickson (Tenison Woods College)
  • Gianna Morello (Tenison Woods College)