Cockburn quintet from Atwell, Aubin Grove and South Coogee primary schools contribute illustrations to book on inclusiveness


South Coogee Primary School students Katherine Moore (Year 6) and Zane Anderson (Year 2) have had their illustrations chosen for the book Ben Tries to Fly, with Zane’s used as the cover image. Picture: Jon Hewson
South Coogee Primary School students Katherine Moore (Year 6) and Zane Anderson (Year 2) have had their illustrations chosen for the book Ben Tries to Fly, with Zane’s used as the cover image. Picture: Jon Hewson

A COCKBURN quintet has contributed its creativity to a book promoting inclusiveness, with one student even scoring the front cover.

Atwell Primary School’s Jade Ackerman, Aubin Grove Primary School pair Sofia Martinez and Ella Coleman and South Coogee Primary School duo Zane Anderson and Katherine Moore were among the 21 students selected by a panel to have their illustrations featured in a book written by Eddie Drury.

Drury also selected the winning drawing to feature on the cover of the book, with that honour going to eight-year-old Zane.

South Coogee PS associate principal Jason Bushe-Jones said the school was proud to have two students featured in the book.

“Both students take their artwork very seriously. You can tell from the detail that they have included in their work that it was a tremendous effort from both of them,” he said.

“Both students were absolutely thrilled to be included in the book. They are very proud of their efforts and were so excited to be published illustrators.”

Drury’s book, Ben Tries to Fly, is a rhyming narrative featuring characters with disabilities.

The 10th title in Therapy Focus’ storybook series encourages readers to celebrate unique talents and abilities.

More than 4300 illustrations from 58 schools were considered.