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The School

Oatley West prides itself in being a welcoming and friendly school with strong and valued community links. Their professional, committed teachers deliver quality programs with a strong academic focus while allowing for sporting and cultural pursuits.

The Project

Leading Educator and resident creative consultant Lilly Blue conducted two full-day workshops with students in Years 3 and 4 at Oatley West Public School. Lilly guided over 165 students on a magical journey using poetry to unpack the power of talismanic objects. As part of these workshops, Lilly incorporated a range of writing exercises and techniques to inspire creative thinking. Discover the student poems in our Poetry Object library.

Poetry Object is our annual free poetry competition which invites teachers and students in Years 3-10 to submit poems about a special talismanic object.Click here for more information on Poetry Object and how to enter.  

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.