"Nature bends under the force of man". This is the clever caption that College Leader Ashish Yadav entered in the recent Inter-college Literary Competition to accompany the above photograph of that famous tree in Lake Wanaka.
Ashish's entry won him third place in the caption category of the competition, the overall theme of which was Sustainability.
The other two categories in the competition were poem (haiku) and and open letter to future, past or present generations. Members of St Margaret's College entered all three categories.
Some of the other captions entered by St Margaret's Members for the Wanaka tree were the following:
No caption needed - Laurie Duncan
Silent companion - Keerthana Ananth
There will always be hope amidst trouble - Angelica Clarke
Going, going, gone - Libby Christophers
A picture is worth a thousand words - Laurie Duncan
Not captured, 80 tourists behind the camera - Laurie Duncan
The last of his kind, he cowers from his exploiters- Ashish Yadav
As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I behold the last withering soul" - Ashish Yadav
The lone fighters - Libby Christophers
Damp tree - Laurie Duncan
One tree, not many birds - Laurie Duncan
Willow but not a willow - Mee Hwa Atimalala
Alone (is not sustainable) - Libby Christophers and Rose Wu
As nature bends, man buckles - Rose Wu
It's a tree - Anisha Chandra
Man and tree - Erfan Shamshirgaran
#candid - Priya Patel
Crooked reflections - Kevin Chen
Ignorance is bleak - Libby Christophers
The creativity of our young people is marvellous. All the captions are worthy of a prize! Well done St Margaret's Members.
(Story by the Master, Dr Charles Tustin)
Posted: Tuesday August 27, 2019
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