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Children of Rawa Community School

Located on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert at Punmu in the Pilbara Region of WA, Rawa is one of the most remote AISWA (Aboriginal Independent Schools WA) schools.  

In 2017, Alison Lester and Jane Godwin, celebrated Australian children’s and YA authors, visited Rawa Community School as part of an AISWA initiated project.

Jane Godwin worked with the students to create stories, real and imagined, around life in their community, and Alison Lester showed students how to produce a colourful array of illustrations using different mediums and colour palettes. Collectively they produced captivating stories that reflect the culture of the Punmu community and their shared love of storytelling.