Tuesday, 11 September, 2018
Creativity abounds at Pt Chevalier School, where students are getting ready to launch a book the whole school has
The school is launching its book, Baboons on Balloons, at a public event at the school on October 23 at 6pm. All proceeds from book sales will go towards the school.
Baboons on Balloons was written by Pt Chevalier student Elodie Gibbs, 8, and illustrated by all 671 students. Pt Chevalier Primary School
principal Stephen Lethbridge says students have become illustrators, designers, marketers, sales people, presenters and
press release writers all flowing out of this unique learning endeavour.
“It’s a great book made with great minds. Reading this book will really brighten up your day. The students have put
their heart and soul into it,” Mr Lethbridge says.
Balloons on Baboons is a heart-warming tale about resilience, starting with a bunny who is stung by a bee’s teasing. “This is a very
special story not just because it has vibrant collage illustrations and has rhythm and rhyme to engage even the most
reluctant of readers, but because it gently encourages a very important message of resilience,” says Mr Lethbridge.
Balloons on Baboons book launch
The book launch is open to the public, with a whole-school art exhibition on the night displaying artwork inspired by
Media welcome to attend or preview.
Pt Chevalier School Auditorium, Te Ra Road
6pm, Tuesday 23rd October 2018.
For those who can’t make it, the book can be pre-ordered through www.getbob.co.nz