Program gives wings to kids’ imagination

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

Primary school students across Port and South Hedland have had an opportunity of a lifetime, creating their own books and artworks, thanks to BHP Billiton.

South Hedland Primary School, Port Hedland Primary School, Baler Primary School and Cassia Primary School joined forces to facilitate an extra-curricular program for creative minds throughout all schools.

As part of the BHP Billiton’s Academic Enrichment funding, in Term 1 there was a writing program on Thursdays, where students wrote and published their own books, while in an art program on Fridays students completed two art projects.

Students such as Nyera Cameron-Turland from South Hedland Primary School, were chosen to participate in the program because of their exemplary NAPLAN scores.

“My book was inspired by the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and it’s going to be really cool when it goes into the library,” Nyera said.

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Each school will have its students’ work on display.

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