Annandale Public School
Red Room Education , 2019
Annandale Public School is a historic building which features the original gate of the old Annandale Estate circa 1796. As well as providing mainstream K - 6 education, the school has developed special purpose units that provide for wider community needs. These include a preschool, an early intervention unit for children with disabilities, and itinerant support teachers for hearing. The school's superordinate goal is a commitment to provide students with: a range of quality learning experiences; opportunities to develop the skills and understandings necessary to live a confident, satisfying and productive life; and a friendly, supportive and creative environment.
Poet Emily Crocker leads workshops on poetry writing and guerilla publishing with years 3 and 4 from Annandale Public School.
Emily Crocker is a performing poet, now based in Sydney, who came of age in Wollongong’s spoken word scene, while studying at the University of Wollongong. Her debut chapbook Girls and Buoyant was released by Subbed In in 2017. Other poems can be found in the recent anthology of spoken word, Solid Air (UQP, 2019), and in Australian journals including Cordite, Verity La, Southerly, and Baby Teeth.