In May 2012 a group of young students from St Therese’s school, Wilcannia, travelled to Sydney to experience the city.During their stay, the children participated in a class run by ILF Ambassador and Australian Children’s Co-Laureate Alison Lester. They created beautiful watercolour images, which have now been printed in a small book called Stories about Wilcannia and Sydney.
ILF has a long-standing relationship with St Therese’s School. Our Foundation has supplied them with books and travelled out to launch No Tharlta on the Bus and Lenny and the Big Red Malka and to run workshops with the students. This year Tina Raye, our Program Manager, presented the book to the new Principal, Jim Finucane and read the book to the kids.
Images show workshops and Stories about Wilcannia and Sydney
“The books are located in our Community Library for all of the community to access. The local preschool attends the Library up to four times per year for storybook reading, which includes craft activities. When parents come to the Library, they are amazed at the quality of books we have.”