All student poems

The School

Established in 1916, Brighton-Le-Sands Public School offers a modern and comprehensive Kindergarten to Year 6 education. The school enjoys an excellent reputation in the community, with a proven record of high academic, cultural and sporting achievement. The school is set in tree-lined and spacious grounds, with Pre-School, Before and After School Care and Vacation Care on site. Our community values our emphasis on educating the whole child by providing a broad and comprehensive curriculum which includes successful programs in Creative and Performing Arts, Sport, Language and Public Speaking. The school is founded on a strong culture of school improvement and success, individual and school excellence, with a strong emphasis on literacy, numeracy and active learning. Staff are committed to achieving high learning outcomes with individual students, in partnership with parents. This culture of effective and all round learning is clearly expressed by the schools statement of purpose ... "Brighton-Le-Sands educates our students to be independent life long learners and responsible members of society."

The Project

Students in at Brighton-le-Sands Public School composed poems and explored activities from the Sea Things learning resource that was piloted in 2011. 


The Poet

Johanna Featherstone

Johanna established The Red Room Company in 2003.  Her poetry has featured in journals such as Quadrant, and the Best Australian Poems. In 2006 she created a series of literary TV shows, The Wordshed, in partnership with The University of Western Sydney where she is a research associate. Johanna is an honorary associate of The University of Sydney's School of Letters, Arts and Media. Johanna received a fellowship from the St James Ethics Center in 2008. Her chapbook Felt was released in 2010 by Vagabond Press