All student poems

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

This September, The Red Room Company will presented two poetry workshops at Oatley West Public School. The first workshop, on Monday the 7th, saw poet and artist Lilly Blue lead students in writing activities inspired by the Poetry Object learning resource, where they delved into the undiscovered magic of their favourite objects. View their Poetry Object poems.

The second workshop, on Thursday the 17th, was presented by poet Toby Fitch. With activities inspired by The Disappearing learning resource, students explored the magic of erasure poetry, taking each page of Lewis Carroll's classic Alice in Wonderland and creating their own new erasure poem text, Lice in Derland. 

The Poet

Lilly Blue

Lilly Blue is Creative Learning Consultant with The Red Room Company. She 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.