We are excited to extend our congratulations to Lucy Phillips, a Year 7 student, for her outstanding achievement in winning the Saving Kyloring Stories Competition in the Years 7-9 category.
The competition, organised by the Friends of the Western Ground Parrot, in collaboration with BirdLife WA, the Oyster Harbour Catchment Group, and the Albany & Surrounds Feral Cat Working Group, aimed to raise awareness about the Western Ground Parrot.
It also encouraged students to explore more about this unique species by sponsoring an educational website and inviting students to craft their own stories about Kyloring, with an opportunity to enter the competition.
A panel of judges, led by the renowned children's book author Dianne Wolfer, meticulously evaluated the entries and selected the deserving winners.
Lucy's passion for birds, combined with her artistic talent, shone brightly as she dedicated months to crafting an extraordinary picture book centred around the Western Ground Parrot. Her efforts and creativity deeply impressed the judges, leading to the decision to bring her story to life in print.
We invite you to read and view her story, "Call of the Kyloring", here. It's an inspiring journey into the world of these magnificent birds and the importance of their conservation.
Once again, congratulations to Lucy Phillips for her remarkable achievement.