Students (from left) Caitlin O’Mara, Lucy Leggatt, Amber O’Regan, Madison Weilandt and Keelee Hughes had lots of fun writing and illustrating their books for Jetstar’s new in-flight entertainment.
Students (from left) Caitlin O’Mara, Lucy Leggatt, Amber O’Regan, Madison Weilandt and Keelee Hughes had lots of fun writing and illustrating their books for Jetstar’s new in-flight entertainment. Nev Madsen

Students' book writing takes off

SACRED Heart Catholic Primary School student Lucy Leggatt had a lot of fun writing her book about a girl with a freckle on her nose for Jetstar's new in-flight iPad entertainment experience.

The Year 7 student and many of her classmates had the opportunity to write and illustrate books for the airline through the Child Writes program.

The program allowed participating students to be involved in every step of the book-making process and the final product professionally published by Boogie Books.

"It was really fun," said Lucy.

"We wrote the books and did all the drawings ourselves."

The Jetstar iPads will feature 50 books, updated twice a month, all written and illustrated by primary school children.

The in-flight entertainment, launched on November 10 and will be available for those on flights longer than two hours for a hiring cost of $10 and include Hollywood, Australian and Japanese movies, video games, e-magazines, e-books and television shows.


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