Given wings: Mt Lawley student’s art published in Ben Tries to Fly

St. Paul's Primary School student Emily Cirillo in one of 20 winners of an art competition whose work has been printed in the book Ben Tries to Fly. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au   d473125
St. Paul's Primary School student Emily Cirillo in one of 20 winners of an art competition whose work has been printed in the book Ben Tries to Fly. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d473125

ST Paul’s Primary School student Emily Cirillo’s artwork has been published in social worker Eddie Drury’s book titled Ben Tries to Fly.

Emily, in Year 6, is one of 21 winners of Therapy Focus’ state wide 2017 art competition, which saw more than 4300 entries submitted from 58 schools.

The book features a rhyming narrative and characters with disabilities and encourages young celebrate the talents and abilities of individuals and it the 10th title in the organisation’s storybook series.

Drury has worked as a journalist, children’s entertainer, and is currently a Behaviour Support Clinician at Therapy Focus.

He has more than 10 years experience working in the disability sector.

Emily’s artwork appears on Page 20 in the book.