ShelterBox illustration competition for primary schools
Disaster relief charity ShelterBox and acclaimed children’s author and illustrator Michael Foreman, are challenging UK primary school pupils to bring a special disaster story to life with their pictures.
This year’s title, The Day the Sea Changed, is inspired by those affected in the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last year. The winners will have their work published in the a new book published by ShelterBox later this year - the third in their series of books about disasters targetted at children.
The benefits of this project so far have been around:
- teachers having some new tools to explore a difficult topic
- children becoming engaged through reading, discussion and active participation, while their drawings provide a platform for them to express their feelings about disasters (they can also help their peers to understand these issues)
- parents who buy or borrow the book have an appropriate way of explaining disasters too.
For further details about the competition and the books, visit:
The deadline for the competition is 29 June 2012.