Erin Buie is the author of Fergus & Delilah, a Special Needs Teacher and co-founder of a Not For Profit charity dedicated to helping children belong. Erin resides in the Far North Coast, NSW where she continues to write and use her book to teach about inclusion in schools.
In 2005 Erin moved from Canada to the sunny beaches of the Byron Shire to complete her Bachelor of Primary Education. Erin has taught in a wide range of environments including outdoor education, English in Thailand, mainstream primary and secondary and learning and support.
After self-publishing her first book Erin co-founded Fergus & Delilah LTD. Her journey developing this start-up charity has led her to speaking at conferences around Australia, the Byron Bay Writer’s Festival and at numerous primary schools.
Fergus & Delilah
A story about friendships, differences and inclusion. There are so many fun, unique, special, different characters in the book for you to meet but Erin would like to introduce you to four of her favourites.
Inquisitive, friendly, open
Delilah loves making new friends almost as much as she loves playing in the park. She never shies away from saying hello and trying something different.
Energetic, funny, determined
Fergus loves digging, anything to do with trains and playing with his necklace. But most of all he loves spinning around the park with his friends.
Talkative, sincere, sporty
Norm is non-verbal and talks using Auslan, and does he ever like to talk. (Just ask his teachers, they can't get him to stop). The only time Norm does stop talking is if he is playing sport, every and any sport Norm loves.
Wesley doesn't mind getting up to a little bit of trouble. While he might lead you a stray he will also have your back. He is always the first one to share his lunch box if someone is in need.
Diverse Stories Workshops
Erin Buie can take your class on an inspiring journey into creating different and diverse stories. Children will explore their imaginations and create a story that they will be excited to share.
Suitable for years 3 - 6 Erin links her workshops to the Australian Curriculum and can work with you to create a time frame suitable to your class environment.
Erin co-founded Fergus & Delilah Ltd, a Not for Profit Charity dedicated to helping children belong. Along with an Auslan Interpreter, Erin has been visiting schools and exploring the concepts of differences, inclusion and belonging.
During this 1 hour session students will brainstorm, dance, draw, create and listen to Erin read her first book Fergus & Delilah. Suitable for years 1-3 and closely linked to the HPE outcomes.
Erin has created a suite of teaching resources and fun activities for the kids based on her Fergus & Delilah story.
Free downloads of colouring pages, activities and teaching notes can be found on the Fergus & Delilah LTD website.
The Fergus soft toy, inclusion posters and other inclusion resources are also available for purchase.