Outback School - Norah Kersh, Coreena Lucas & Nicky Cooper. Illistrated by Norah Kersh
A children's reading book dedicated to all the mums, dads, tutors and School of the Air teachers who have such a positive impact on so many young lives in sometimes very difficult circumstances. Norah Kersh's delightful illustrations reveal her intimate knowledge of the way in which school and daily life intersect for children in remote Australia, and the indispensable role School of the Air plays in their social and educational life. Kim Mahood recognises the importance of the School of the Air, particularly those raised or working in remote
areas of the bush. It's difficult to imagine how challenging the lives of many outback Australians would be without the connection and
positive contribution of this unique service. Outback School is a delightfully illustrated book portraying the daily life of children isolated by big distances and growing up in Australia's sparsely populated rural regions.
Facilitating daily contact between students, home tutors and teachers,
the school has always strived to find new and better ways of enriching the education of
Australia’s most remote children.