Book launch and art exhibition organised to celebrate.

Written by Squadron Energy |

Young local budding artists have had their drawings and artwork published in a new children’s adventure book being launched next month in Boorowa.

Students from Boorowa Central School, St Joseph’s Catholic School and Rye Park Public School will attend the book launch and art exhibition for Tuppence the Orphan Turbine, after contributing drawings to accompany the story last year.

The initiative was organised by CWP Renewables and Bango Wind Farm Community Engagement Coordinator Lyn Diskon, who penned the tale about a wind turbine, three kids and their pet dog and bird.

A total of six schools surrounding Bango Wind Farm were each given chapters of the book to read and then illustrate., with Bowning Public School, Berinba Public School and Mt Carmel Catholic School in Yass, also contributing.

“Once the illustrations were completed and collected, we placed them into the story, and that is when Tuppence really came to life,” said Ms Diskon.

“We are so pleased to have the wonderful artwork of the students on display and to now donate copies of the book to the schools for P&C fundraising.”

Boorowa Central School Assistant Principal Jason Stuart said students in year 4/5 had a fantastic time designing and creating illustrations for the book last year.

“We are all very much looking forward to the book launch and seeing our creativity come to life in the pages of the book. This may light a spark in some of our keen writers to pursue writing or illustration further in the coming years,” Mr Stuart said.

“Small communities are all about collaboration, and it's great to have been involved with other schools in the area also.”

CWP Renewables CEO Jason Willoughby congratulated the students and Ms Diskon for creating such well-crafted adventure book.

“Thanks to Lyn’s immense community spirit and the creativity of local students, we’re so pleased to celebrate the launch of Tuppence the Orphan Turbine.”

“Perhaps it will inspire a few students to continue to explore the magic of reading and art, or even a career in renewable energy,” Mr Willoughby said.

Bowning Public School Principal Laura Holt said: "Bowning Public School is proud to have our students involved in illustrating this book. The students enjoyed reading about Tuppence and are quite excited about seeing the finished product."

The Boorowa book launch and art exhibition for Tuppence the Orphan Turbine will be held at 12pm, Tuesday 8 November at Boorowa Recreation Club auditorium, 36-44 Market Street, Boorowa. Community members are welcome to attend the event, which will include a book reading by students and afternoon tea. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Bowning Public School, Berinba Public School and Mt Carmel Catholic School in Yass, will hold a book launch at 2pm, Tuesday 15 November at Bowning Public School library, 147 Bowning Road, Bowning.

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