All student poems

The School

Marrickville Public School has a richly diverse population of intelligent and civically minded students. Our students strive for academic excellence and emotional intelligence. 

The school’s mission statement is ‘Demonstrating the Advantage of Quality Public Education in a Happy, Caring, and Multicultural School Community.’ The school community at Marrickville Public School works in partnership to provide quality, equitable education in a supportive and challenging environment. This partnership between staff, the parents and carers and the students promotes mutual respect and shared responsibility. The atmosphere of our day to day life is one of purposeful activity and friendliness.

The Project

Students from Marrickville Public School worked with poet Lorna Munro to create new poems that respond to The Red Room Company's public project, The Disappearing.

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The Poet

Lorna Munro

Lorna Munro is a proud, young Wiradjuri/ Gamilaroi woman. This dynamic and upcoming writer and poet calls the Redfern/Waterloo area home. She has been strongly influenced and nurtured by her activist parents, and mentored by many other members of the Black Power Movement, who she affectionately refers to as her Aunties and Uncles. She has been an active member of her community since the age of thirteen and has travelled to New Zealand and South America for cultural exchange and youth leadership programs before she was nineteen. Recently she has performed in plays at the Eora College in Redfern, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream and has quickly crossed over to screen featuring in ‘Australia on trial’, a docu-drama for the ABC. Lorna is an emerging artist and has displayed work in Boomali’s 2010 exhibition: “Celebrating 25 years of strength”. She is an experienced tour guide working in the Rocks area over the past two years, and is currently developing programs and tours interpreting the history of her local area. In 2012 Lorna graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts in Adult Education and Community Management. In addition to her current work with the Red Room company, Lorna has had work published in the Southerly Literary Journal and is currently writing her own script that is yet entitled.

Lorna's poems, 'Dripping with Decadence (Big House, big white lies)', 'Spirit Remains', 'YILAALU –BU-GADI (once upon a time in the bay of Gadi)', and 'Rage' are featured on our free app, The Disappearing.