Caelin Lorne with his Anzac sketches.
Caelin Lorne with his Anzac sketches. Rhiannon Tuffield

Anzac stories inspire Caelin

CAELIN Lorne drew up some Anzac sketches after learning about the inspiring stories of the Anzacs at school.

For the 10-year-old autistic student, sketching is a hobby and a way to escape the sometimes stressful outside world.

His mother Priscilla Lorne said Caelin had been watching Anzac programs on television which sparked his imagination.

"He loves to sketch, anything he sees he'll draw," she said.

"He can't read or write as well, but his sketches are definitely something special."

Mrs Lorne said the sketches were all free-hand.

"When he does it, he draws in detail, he hasn't been taught and he hasn't had lessons, it's what he pictures he sees, which is common in children with autism," she said.

Mrs Lorne said sketching was Caelin's outlet.

"I close my eyes, look in my head and a picture will pop up," said Caelin.

"Then I'll draw whatever is there."

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