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All student poems

The School

Dapto High School is a co-educational comprehensive high school. The school enjoys a secluded setting, protected from the local urban development by the south coast rail line and picturesque Mullet Creek.

The Project

Thanks to a generous donation from a local Illawarra resident, The Red Room Company is running a special series of workshops at Dapto High School throughout 2015.


The first workshop featured renowned poet Lorna Munro, who presented two workshops to over a thousand students from the school. Lorna guided students from Years 7-11 in writing activities inspired by The Disappearing learning resource.

The second workshop was presented by poet and artist Lilly Blue, again through activities about place and memory guided by The Disappearing learning resource.

The Poet

Lilly Blue

Lilly Blue is a visual artist and educator with a background in physical performance, installation and community arts. She has worked Internationally delivering arts residencies, professional development programs, creative commissions and& exhibitions, as well as designing arts programming for young audiences driven by a rigorous studio practice. Together with dancer Joanna Pollitt she is the Creative Director of BIG Kids Magazine.