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All student poems

The School

Established in 1956, Farmborough Road Public School is located in the Wollongong suburb of Unanderra. The school is recognised for the quality of its learning and student welfare programs, which focus on numeracy, literacy, student welfare and discipline, curriculum development and implementation.

The Project

Students at Farmborough Road Public School discovered new poetic possibilities in their special objects, under the guidance of celebrated poet Eileen Chong. On 15-16 June, Eileen led the students in poetry writing activities using themes of the Poetry Object learning resource.

Click here to read Eileen's Poetry Object 2013 piece, "Windmills".
Discover another of Eileen's Poetry Object wonders,  "Face-washer".

The Poet

Eileen Chong

Eileen Chong is a Sydney poet. Burning Rice (Australian Poetry, 2012) was shortlisted for the Anne Elder Award, Australian Arts in Asia Award and the Prime Minister's Literary Award. Her other books are Peony (Pitt Street Poetry, 2014) and Painting Red Orchids (Pitt Street Poetry, 2016).