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.
“We were so appreciative of the books that were sent to us. Some of the adult fiction books were left over so we put them in the waiting room bookshelf. They are slowly disappearing over time, which means our families are taking them home to read!”