Thursday, November 10, 2011

Arnie Avery is a Winner!

I am thrilled to announce that Arnie Avery is the WINNER of the 2011 Children’s Peace Literature Award.

The Biennial award is presented by the Psychologists for Peace, a special interest group of the Australian Psychological Society, and is awarded to a children’s book which encourages the non-violent resolution of conflict or promotes peace at a global, local or interpersonal level.

Last week I flew to Adelaide to receive the Award at a ceremony held at Parafield Gardens Primary School - a Save the Children, United Nations Global Peace School. The Year 6 children performed their soon to be recorded original songs about peace and what it means to them. It was a wonderful event - surrounded by wonderful ambassadors for peace. I was humbled and honoured to win such an important award.

Here I am with Kate Prescott, Convenor Judging Panel, Psychologists for Peace (South Australia).


Tina Burke said...

Wow - Sue, that's such wonderful news!!!! Congratulations ... I'm absolutely thrilled for you!!

JudiJ said...

Hi Sue - Congratulations. Such an important award. I have just written it up for my blog and have noticed that the CBCA Notable listing for 2011 has been overlooked on the website (it is in the print copy). I have contacted the Keeper of the Webpage to get that fixed asap so you get full credit for your two Notables this year.

JudiJ said...

Opps - sorry, Sue. I got my Sue Ws mixed up. You are on the CBCA Notables for Arnie Avery, I am pleased to say. I tried to do too much too quickly first thing in the morning (we are three hours behind the rest of the country - that's my excuse). The congratulations remain undiminished.

Sue Walker said...

Thank you Tina and Judi. Lovely to share the news with you.

Alison said...

Wow Sue,

Congratulations. I didn't know about this.