Artwork from Mandurah student in Therapy Focus competition book

Daisy Chalklen receives her prize during National Children’s Book Week.
Daisy Chalklen receives her prize during National Children’s Book Week.

A STORYBOOK featuring the artwork of Mandurah student Daisy Chalklen and 22 other primary school students has been launched as part of National Children’s Book Week.

Daisy was named as one of the winners of Therapy Focus’s 13th annual Help a Child Grow Art Competition.

The book and the artwork were officially unveiled at the Perth Town Hall on August 27.

About 4000 students from 53 primary schools around WA took part in the competition, which aims to help educate children about disability and encourage greater understanding of peers with special needs.

Students created artworks to illustrate the pages of a children’s storybook entitled See Me, written by Tracey Defty-Rashid.

“I’m overwhelmed by the quality of the illustrations and was quite emotional when looking through them all,” Defty-Rashid said.

“The children were amazing in capturing the spirit of the story so well.”

Daisy received a framed copy of her artwork and a prize bag.

For copies of See Me, visit www.therapyfocus.org.au.