Maryfield College won the award for ‘Making our country more inclusive and poverty free’ in this years Young Social Innovators competition, following on similar success in 2021 and 2022!
In class 4K discussed the issue of homophobia and realised that homophobic bullying begins at a very young age. They realised that books for children tend to start with traditional families of a mum, dad and two children. In order to introduce acceptance of inclusive and diversity, they have written and illustrated a children’s book, called “I’ve Lost my Family, Can You Help Me?”
In this book Pedro the parrot gets lost and tries to find his way home. He gets help along the way from all kinds of animals and families- a family with two lioness mums, a little hedgehog who’s is minding a baby bear, a rabbit family with mum and dad, and so on. The gorgeous illustrations by Ema T , add vibrant colour and light up the rhyming story aimed at younger children. well done to 4 K and Ms. McLoughlin!