Stu­dents a pic­ture of suc­cess

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Two school stu­dents have had their il­lus­tra­tions in­cluded in a new pic­ture book.

TWO lo­cal pri­mary school stu­dents have had their art­work im­mor­talised in a new pic­ture book.

As part of Ther­apy Fo­cus’s an­nual art com­pe­ti­tion, more than 5300 stu­dents from around WA sub­mit­ted their artis­tic cre­ations for Sean E Avery’s new sto­ry­book, If I Met a Ba­boon Who Lost His Bal­loon. Beck­en­ham Pri­mary School’s Dieon Carl Dino and Gibbs Street Pri­mary School’s Len­nard Ad­hi­wishnu were two of just 21 art­works cho­sen for the book and will fea­ture on page four and eight re­spec­tively.

Avery said the story en­cour­aged readers to be kind and un­der­stand­ing.

“In a dig­i­tal world where peo­ple are feel­ing more lost and lonely than ever be­fore, I feel it's so im­por­tant to help re­mind peo­ple that they mat­ter,” Avery said.

“Draw­ing pic­tures to com­ple­ment words is a won­der­ful way to deepen un­der­stand­ing.”

Each win­ner was given a framed copy of their orig­i­nal art­work, a copy of the pub­lished book and a prize pack.

A copy of If I Met a Ba­boon Who Lost His Bal­loon will also be given to ev­ery pri­mary school in WA.

It is avail­able to pur­chase from www.ther­a­py­fo­cus.org.au/shop.

Beck­en­ham Pri­mary School’s Dieon Carl Dino (front row, far left) and Gibbs Street Pri­mary School’s Len­nard Ad­hi­wishnu (front row, se­cond from right) have had their art­work se­lected to fea­ture in a new pic­ture book.

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