The Annual Library Photo Competition in first term is always a good time to invite our boys to share their photos from the holiday season. This year, after 2015 being a year of global news that pulled us all closer together, the theme was HOME, with two categories: ‘In my Backyard’ and ‘Over the Fence’.
It proved to be a challenging theme! There were many conversations, and plenty of creative thinking from our entrants as they decided what really mattered close to home, or ‘In my Backyard’, and what could be deemed to be ‘Over the Fence’.
The display in the Lilley Centre grew slowly this year, and covered a diverse selection of material. Garden spiders and familiar creatures, favourite pets, food and places were all considered close to home, while in Over the Fence we saw far-reaching places of beauty and interest, both within the Australian landscape and beyond.
Congratulations go to the following students for their entries this year:
- Mitchell A (Year12) was the Overall Winner for “Camping under the Milky Way”
- Max S (Year 9) was Runner Up for In My Backyard with “Dry Storms”
- Bill H (Year 10) was Over the Fence Winner for “New Zealand Landscape”
- Richard M (Year 10) was Runner Up with “Morning Light”
We would like to thank all the staff and students who made this competition and display a success by contributing so willingly. Thanks also go to our Assistant Head of English, Mr Paul Kobez, for his expertise as our judge.