Gosford High School
The Disappearing, 2015
Gosford High School is an academically selective high school located on the Central Coast of NSW. Our school has a distinguished history dating back to 1927 and is the original high school for the area. Our professional, enthusiastic staff provide a broad range of subjects and activities that are tailored to the needs of gifted and talented students. Current and past students have excelled in their academic, cultural and sporting achievements.
Students work cooperatively with their teachers in a stimulating, rewarding and safe learning environment. They are challenged and motivated to develop the skills and capacities they need to be happy and successful in a rapidly changing world.
Poet Lorna Munro will work with students to create and publish poetry as part of The Disappearing project and Gosford High Schools Literacy Day Workshops. Student poems produced in the workshop will also feature on The Disappearing app.
Lorna Munro, or ‘Yilinhi’, is a Wiradjuri and Gamilaroi woman, multidisciplinary artist and regular radio and podcast host at Sydney’s Radio Skid Row. A long-time active member of her Redfern/Waterloo community, her work is informed by her passion and well-studied insight in areas such as culture, history, politics and popular culture. Lorna has travelled the world showcasing her skills and distinctive style of poetry and political commentary. She was also the sole designer and creator of Sydney’s—and possibly Australia’s—first initiative to teach Aboriginal language through poetry, in partnership with Red Room Poetry in 2015. Throughout her career she has been on stage, in films and on paper. She compiled and edited Paper Dreaming: Our Stories Our Way for Cambridge University Press (2015). Lorna continues to work tirelessly mastering many art forms, raising funds, and supporting and advocating for her community and her people on the local, national and international stage. In 2019, Lorna was announced as a recipient of the Wheeler Centre’s Next Chapter fellowship.