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When I looked at the theme for this year - Nurture and Nature - I thought about bees. They are very important in nature as they are some of the main pollinators in our bush. I also thought about how hive beetles and wasps can attack beehives, so I have created two wasps made from large banksia seeds.

Jessie is 12 years old. She has been coming to Pearl Beach all her life for holidays with her family. She enjoys being surrounded by nature, painting and making whatever she can from craft kits or natural items.

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