Eastern promises fulfilled
A PICTURE book on carbon capture and storage written and illustrated by country WA primary school students is going global.
The A Day in the Life of a Carbon Atom, Starring: Adom Japanese translation was launched by Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion at the Japanese Weekend School in City Beach this month.
The State Government funded $200,000 to the Adom project in 2013 to help the CSIRO expand its Sustainable Futures science education program into regional areas.
“Adom has come a long way since he was created two years ago by years 6 and 7 students at St Michael’s Catholic Primary School in Brunswick Junction,” Nedlands MLA Mr Marmion said.
“Now, after a trial run with students at the Japanese Weekend School, Adom will head to Japan to help tackle carbon emissions.”
Co-author James De Grussa said he never expected the book to come so far.
“We have put out quite a name and we’re all really proud of it,” he said.
Author James De Grussa, Japanese student Haruki Robinson, Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion, Japanese student Megumi Seta and author Robert Gatti at the Japanese Weekend School in City Beach.