Posted on 9th December, 2011
As a Childrenâ€™s Laureate, I will ask the most wonderful teachers, librarians, parents and helpers that Iâ€™ve met, and the new ones Iâ€™ll meet along the way, to hop on board the good ship Laureate.Â Weâ€™ll pick up new passengers everywhere we go as we travel around Australia to the remotest, the smallest, the richest, the poorest â€¦ pre-schools, high schools, special schoolsÂ - all schools! And we will spread the writewords to make ours a nation of readers! I'm looking forward to developing a special project during my time as a Laureate. Stay tuned!
Boori Monty Pryor's Laureate Project:Â Storykeepers -Â One storyteller creating a nation of storykeepers
â€˜We need to all become storykeepers if we are to belong here in this country.â€™ Boori Monty Pryor
StorykeepersÂ is a half hour documentary film and educational resource package based on the life and work of Aboriginal storyteller, Boori Monty Pryorâ€”Australiaâ€™s inaugural Childrenâ€™s Laureate.
Meme McDonald & Company and Youthworx Productions with Australian Childrenâ€™s Laureate Boori Monty Pryor supported by the Australian Childrenâ€™s Literature Alliance
Ian Jones (The Tracker, Ten Canoes)
Read about theÂ StorykeepersÂ Â documentary Â in full here or by clicking on the cover image above.
The realisation of Storykeepers relies on the generous support of organisations and individuals. You can support this project by giving a tax-deductible donation to Youthworx Media Ltd and help make this a reality. Please contact the Children's Laureate Project Officer for more information: email@example.com.
Thank you to Judy Watson for her beautiful design of the Storykeepers pitch, the children at Winthrop Primary School, WA whose artwork inspired the graphics in this document and to the children in Timber Creek for their scratch back artworks.
Watch 90 seconds clips from other YouthWorx Productions by Boori and the Storykeepers team here...