Grace’s art to grace il­lus­trated sto­ry­book

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

GRACE Bar­bour from John XXIII Col­lege is among 20 stu­dents whose art­work will fea­ture in an il­lus­trated sto­ry­book.

The Year 5 stu­dent en­tered the an­nual Help a Child Grow Art Com­pe­ti­tion to il­lus­trate the sup­plied sto­ry­book Jake’s First Sleep­over, which in­cludes char­ac­ters with dis­abil­i­ties.

Just 20 stu­dents were cho­sen from more than 6000 en­tries to have their art­work in­cluded in the book.

They were recog­nised at a func­tion where Ther­apy Fo­cus chair­man Pete Milden­hall and au­thor Bec Oak­ley un­veiled Jake’s First Sleep­over.

“Kids re­ally seem to have re­sponded to the mes­sages in the Jake se­ries,” Ms Oak­ley said.

“I think it’s be­cause de­spite his dis­abil­ity they can re­late to Jake’s ex­pe­ri­ences – like los­ing a tooth or go­ing to a sleep­over for the first time.”

All pri­mary schools in WA have re­ceived a com­pli­men­tary copy of Jake’s First Sleep­over for their school li­brary.

Ther­apy Fo­cus chair­man Pete Milden­hall and au­thor Bec Oak­ley with Grace Bar­bour, whose draw­ing is in­cluded in the book Jake’s First Sleep­over.

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