Student 'captures spirit' of RSL in film

VIDEO: RSL president Peter Linn with student Liam McArthur at the Remembrance Day service on Monday.
VIDEO: RSL president Peter Linn with student Liam McArthur at the Remembrance Day service on Monday.

A St Joseph's School student has created a video about the RSL to inform younger people what the Returned and Services League in Port Lincoln is all about.

Year 12 student Liam McArthur completed the video as part of his media studies subject.

"It was lingering in the back of my head, I had wanted to talk about the RSL," he said.

"Not a lot of people know about the RSL...I wanted to make it so people could comprehend in a quick five-minute video."

Liam said the project had to be a community story and five minutes long.

In the video Liam interviews RSL president Peter Linn and members Lee Clayton, Brad Flaherty, Garry Johnston and Bob Bromly.

"He has captured the real feeling and spirit of the RSL in the video," Mr Linn said.

In the video, veteran Bob Bromly said the camaraderie at the RSL had helped him a lot.

"Without the RSL I'll admit, I wouldn't be as happy as I am," he said.

Liam said he had learned a lot about the RSL during the filming process, including the future plans for the museum.

"But also when you get to talk to people firsthand, they told me how it's helped them," he said.

He said his teacher showed the video to students at the school and the video was also played at the RSL after the Remembrance Day service.

Liam received an A+ for the video.