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All student poems

The School

Bankstown Girls' High School is located near Sydney's south-west. It is a comprehensive high school comprising of approximately 700 girls from diverse backgrounds. The school is committed to the preparation of students for the 21st century and assist them in becoming global citizens.

The Project

Students working with Australian poet Fiona Wright explored Red Room Education's learning resource, The Cabinet of Lost and Found, which centres around writing an object or talisman poem. Bankstown Girls' also partnered creatively with students from Sunning Hill School, and Pymble Ladies' College. The students' works are in the process of being collected into a small anthology and a selection of these were read aloud at a collaborative presentation at Sunning Hill School on Monday 13th December.  
Read about the event here
See a collection of student poems here.

The Poet

Fiona Wright

Fiona Wright’s book of essays Small Acts of Disappearance won the 2016 Kibble Award, and her poetry collection Knuckled, won the 2012 Dame Mary Gilmore Award. She has recently completed a PhD at Western Sydney University’s Writing & Society Research Centre.