Quinns Rocks Primary students win at Chevron Photographic competition

Year 4 students Mia Robis and Kiana White with their award winning photographs.        Picture: Martin Kennealey        d445961
Year 4 students Mia Robis and Kiana White with their award winning photographs.        Picture: Martin Kennealey        d445961

WIELDING cameras, two Year 4 students have won prizes for highlighting conservation aspects of their local environment.

The Quinns Rocks Primary School Year 4 students entered the 2015 Chevron Photographic competition, winning $750 each for their school and $250 each for themselves.

Mia Robis took photos of the sand bags at Quinns Beach and, in her accompanying statement, said the community and the City of Wanneroo had “come together to help stop the erosion at our local beach with sand bags”.

She won the category called celebrating human energy and sustainability in WA.

Winning the endemic species category, Kiana White said her photo, entitled Move Over, had two female Carnaby’s cockatoos fighting over one branch.

Teacher David Fernandez said the school received blown up copies of the photographs, and the students got to meet naturalist and environmental consultant Harry Butler at the presentation evening.