School children on Thursday Island, off the far north coast of Queensland, wrote a book to raise fire awareness. On March 26 Councillor Councillor Napau Pedro Stephen – Mayor of the Torres Strait Shire Council – launched Don't Let Thursday Island Burn in a community celebration. Here are some images from the day, courtesy of Martin Jacobson, MediumWideShot.
“Thank you again for your visit, and the positive impact it has had on the Tjuntjuntjara students and school. We really appreciated you bringing Ann James with you as an artist, teacher and illustrator, her skills and abilities benefited not only the students, but also gave the teachers a new palette of ideas and resources with which to nurture the obviously very talented artists in the classroom!”