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Bishop Tyrrell Author Teaches Children to Celebrate Uniqueness

Mr Paul Russell, a primary teacher from Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College, is helping to broaden an understanding and acceptance of neurodiversity with his fifth children’s book, The Incredibly Busy Mind of Bowen Bartholomew Crisp.


Once again, his latest book draws from his teaching career in the primary school at Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College, being a father, and his own professional development journey.

Mr Russell’s first book about dementia, Grandma Forgets, has been published in fourteen different countries and nine languages; while My Storee (2018) is based on his own experience with dyslexia as a child; The Incurable Imagination (2019) explores the value of imagination and creativity within learning, and Courageous Lucy released earlier this year (2021) talks about feelings of anxiety.

“Bishop Tyrrell’s students and families are Mr Russell’s biggest fans,” said Mr Mark Durie, Head of Primary Schoo