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The School

North Lakes State College is a State School that offers education for both boys and girls from the Preparatory school year through to Year 12. The College has established a well-planned and sequenced curriculum program that is supported by a vast selection of extra curricular activities and a pastoral care program which assists each student to explore their talents, interests, and abilities.

The Project

In February, acclaimed poet Scott Sneddon presented a series of workshops to Year 11 students at North Lakes State College, using activities inspired by the Toilet Doors learning resource. Scott guided the students through intensive poetry writing exercises and inspired them to experiment with guerrilla publishing their poetry.  

Scott did some writing himself, creating a piece inspired by his experience at North Lakes State College. 

Click here to read his poem

The Poet

Scotty Wings

Scott Wings (Scott Sneddon) is a performance poet, physical theatre practitioner and event host based in Melbourne, Australia. Abstract-physicality and meta-text are the ship Scott sails to storytelling land. He is a passionate and consistent curator, facilitator and director.

2017 saw Scott supported by Arts QLD to engage in site-specific performance and live art in Malaysia and Singapore. He collaborated on Food Fight with Chai Vivan (Malaysia - dance, live art); Nightlight with The Haque Centre of Acting and Creativity (Singapore - physical theatre); and 1 Table 2 Chairs Series with The Theatre Practice (Singapore - physical theatre). Scott’s fourth solo physical theatre/poetry show Whiplash is an individual exploration of Hope set in the human body.

Scott’s work has been presented at The Edinburgh, Adelaide, Perth World and Melbourne Fringe Festivals; Undercover Arts Festival; Melbourne Comedy Festival; and independently in spaces both site-specific and traditional theatres across the world.

Scott currently lectures in drama at Melbourne University, Trinity College.