SEVA Studio: Sunrise Elementary School
Sunrise Elementary School’s SEVA Studio was founded in 2016. In their first year they brought home a SEVA Award and a Honorable Mention. They have also expanded their studio space into a professional-grade television studio. The students at Sunrise use this space to create Spartan TV, a news program run by students in 2nd through 6th grade. These students create, write, film, direct, and produce segments for Spartan TV including “Every Role is an Important Roll” which highlights positions on campus that are not as well known. This segment allows students to showcase all the hard work that happens on campus and thank individuals for everything they do on campus.
The SEVA Studio at Sunrise gives students the opportunity to have hands on experience with technology and equipment while simultaneously learning life skills such as communication and collaboration that will help them succeed in whatever path they choose.
Trevor Harding is one of the most energetic teachers you will ever meet. He is always moving and has an uncanny ability to brighten up a room whether it’s filled with adults or children. When Sunrise Elementary School recently received a grant to upgrade their studio, Mr. Harding wasted no time putting it to use. Under the guidance of their teacher, Mr. Harding’s students were able to create a complete newscast, featuring field reports as well as a tour of their studio.
Mr. Harding understands how important it is for his students to feel empowered and have independence in the classroom. He lets the students create what they are passionate about, and encourages them to make it the best it can be. During their pitch fests, his students share ideas and Mr. Harding helps them plan through how to create a video, no matter how off-the-wall the ideas area. He has the incredible talent of finding a way to make any situation fun.