Leichhardt Public School
Poetry Object, 2018
Leichhardt Public School values and nurtures the talents, qualities and interests of our students and provides programs and experiences which ensure every child has the opportunity to reach their potential. We have high expectations of all our students and support them to understand, manage and enjoy their learning.
Our school offers high quality educational programs, in a safe and caring environment, where students are supported to develop their individual talents, interests and abilities. We aim to produce well-educated citizens with the capacity and confidence to succeed in the twenty-first century.
Leichhardt Public School is a welcoming, friendly and supportive environment where students are provided a wide range of experiences that promotes excellence in literacy and numeracy.
Our school promotes values and attitudes such as respect, integrity, collaboration, professionalism, passion, care, participation, citizenship, social justice and responsibility. Our policies and programs foster a school environment that is safe, secure and inclusive, values diversity and respects individual differences.
As part of Red Room's annual Poetry Object Competition, students from Leichhardt Public School were led in poetic and circuit drawing workshops at the Powerhouse Museum with poet Toby Fitch and Powerhouse Museum staff on June 28th.
Students interacted with special objects on display at the museum and created unique poems based on their own objects.
Students will submit their poems to Poetry Object, to be published in the digital library.
Toby Fitch is poetry editor of Overland, a sessional academic in creative writing at the University of Sydney, and organiser of the poetry night at Sappho Books in Glebe, Sydney. His books include Rawshock, which won the Grace Leven Prize for Poetry 2012; The Bloomin’ Notions of Other & Beau; Where Only the Sky had Hung Before; and, forthcoming with Giramondo in 2021, Sydney Spleen.