Siblings’ photos take out top honours

Louise AllinghamNorth West Telegraph
Jack Lethbridge's photo Daylight homestead yards.
Camera IconJack Lethbridge's photo Daylight homestead yards. Credit: Jack Lethbridge, Jack Lethbridge.

A Port Hedland sibling duo have taken out first and second place in the Rangelands NRM School of the Air photo competition.

Year 1 School of the Air Port Hedland student Jack Lethbridge won the top prize for his image Daylight Homestead Yards, which was snapped by drone.

His photo beat more than 100 images by 34 individual students from all five Schools of the Air — Kalgoorlie, Meekatharra, Carnarvon, Port Hedland and Kimberley.

In second place was Year 3 Port Hedland School of the Air student Regina Lethbridge for her image Overseeing The Yards.

The competition, now in its seventh year, was given the theme People in the Rangelands and is ongoing as a memory to Rangelands NRM landcare co-ordinator Kaz Collins, who died in a car accident in 2012.

In 2011, Ms Collins initiated the first Rangelands NRM School of the Air photo competition which continues with the support of her family.

Rangelands NRM chief executive Gaye Mackenzie said the competition was a great opportunity to raise awareness of natural resource management and, this year, to encourage children to think about different people who work and live in the rangelands. “At Rangelands NRM, we are all about people — working with diverse land managers in the rangelands and encouraging different individuals, groups and organisations to work together to achieve bigger and better outcomes,” she said.

“Entries show different interpretations of this theme from cattle mustering, sheep shearing, relaxing, playing and having fun.” Schools of the Air provide education and learning to children living in isolated and remote areas across the State.

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