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The School

Alexandria Park Community School is a vibrant and unique Kindergarten to Year 12 school located in heart of Sydney opposite Alexandria Park. It is a dual campus site, with the Senior School on Mitchell Road and the Junior School on Park Road. The Junior campus has expansive green spaces and playing areas which students from K – 12 are able to enjoy during lunchtimes, at sport and for lessons. 

The Project

In a special project supported by the Greame Wood Foundation and the City of Sydney, Lorna Munro and Eric Avery will introduce the students of Alexandria Community School to poetry writing and performance that incorporates Aboriginal language (including Wiradjuri, Gamilaroi, Ngiyampaa, Yuin and Sydney Languages).

This three week intensive project will see students from years 5 and 6 work with Eric and Lorna in a number of interdisciplinary activities that incorporate writing, performance, dance and music, culminating a special performance for their peers, local community members and elders from the Sydney community. 

For more information chick here

The Poet

Eric Avery

Eric Avery is a Ngiyampaa, Yuin, Bandgalang and Gumbangirr artist. As part of his practice Eric plays the violin, dances and composes music.

Working with his family’s custodial songs he seeks to revive and continue on an age-old legacy—continuing the tradition of singing in his tribe—utilising his talents to combine and create an experience of his people’s culture.