Eastern prom­ises ful­filled

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.