The School

Caroline Chisholm School (CCS) is a co-educational, public school for students from Preschool to Year 10, situated in Canberra's south-east Tuggeranong Valley overlooking the Brindabella Mountains. Caroline Chisholm School offers 12 years of continuous learning, assessment plus social and emotional programs with the students taking up their final years of study at their regional college or CIT.

The Project

My bed takes me through the wonderlands
like a bullet train on a busy night. It disconnects me
from the world. What feels like 30 seconds
is actually 12 hours.

~ 'Under the Covers' by Jack H, Year 7

Jack, winner of Poetry Object 2015, received a free Poetry Object Workshop for himself and his classmates.

Award-winning poet Zenobia Frost will visit students at Caroline Chisholm School to guide them through the exciting world of Poetry Object 2016. With unique activities inspired by our latest Poetry Object learning resource, students are set to explore both familiar and unexpected stories behind their dearest objects.

View Jack's winning poem for 2015 »

The Poet

Zenobia Frost

Zenobia Frost is a Brisbane-based writer and critic. Her debut chapbook, The Voyage (SweetWater Press), was published in 2009. Zen spent 2012 travelling, with a CAL-funded stay at Varuna, the Writers’ House, and a statewide tour with the inaugural Queensland Poetry Festival Regional Roadshow. She serves as Cordite’s assistant editor as well as a poetry editor with Voiceworks. Her forthcoming manuscript was shortlisted in the 2013 Thomas Shapcott Prize. @zenfrost /

(Photo credit: Raw Bones Photography)