RSU 71 livestreaming school events amid pandemic

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:45pm

    BELFAST — With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting attendance at events around the country, many organizations have turned to livestreaming events on social media platforms. 

    Regional School Unit 71, headquartered in Belfast, has recently joined that trend and is livestreaming school functions this school year on YouTube. 

    Footage from the broadcasts are being archived on the YouTube channel

    As of publishing time, footage from a golf match at the Northport Golf Club, a girls soccer match against Temple, a cross country meet against Camden Hills and Oceanside, and a football game against Bucksport appears on the channel. 

    “We can use this channel to stream our sporting events, performing arts events and other special events,” reads a Facebook post from the Friends of RSU 71 page. “We can also upload any school related videos to this new channel.”

    RSU 71 serves the communities of Belfast, Belmont, Morrill, Searsmont and Swanville.