Alkimos boy Scott Guerini inspiring others to change the world


Telethon walker Scott Guerini and his dad Gary. Pictures: Martin Kennealey d478710
Telethon walker Scott Guerini and his dad Gary. Pictures: Martin Kennealey d478710

SOLVING problems such as plastic pollution, curing illness and turning bullies into nice people were among the ideas children had to change the world.

About 66 children attended five workshops last month run by Alkimos boy Scott Guerini (11) based on his book Did you know you can change the world?

His mother Nicole said the workshops at the Alkimos Pop Up Library had been positive and parents had given her feedback.

Telethon walker Scott Guerini.

“It has really got their kids thinking with some beginning plans on their own projects,” she said.

“There were so many great suggestions and ideas that they shared, ranging from the kids being concerned about the environment and the use of plastics, up to wanting to create a medicine to cure all illnesses and even a machine to turn bullies into nice people.”

Natasha Njana (10-Alkimos).

Scott said he was proud of the workshops, which were funded by a Sprout Hub Alkimos Beach Seedling Fund grant and supported by Propel Youth Arts WA.

“It got all the kids thinking about what they can do and I think it changed their thoughts on how they can change the world,” he said.

Elissa Potter (7-Kallaroo).

“I feel really happy and proud that everyone enjoyed the workshops and I am excited for all of their artwork to be displayed later in the year.”

Scott wrote and illustrated the book based on his experiences raising funds for Telethon by walking 25km to marathon distances every year since he was four years old.

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