All student poems

The School

The Scots College is one of the oldest and most reputable boys' schools in Australia. Based in Sydney, NSW Scots is a non-selective Presbyterian GPS boys' school for day and Boarding students. Our workshops will be held at their Glengarry outdoor education campus

The Project

In March, celebrated poets Candy Royalle and Kaveh Arya spent two days running workshops with students at The Scots College (Glengarry) in Kangaroo Valley. The poets led students in writing exercises inspired by themes of The Disappearing learning resource. Described by Kaveh as "inspiring and rewarding", the two days of workshops also engaged students in unique warm up exercises and poetry sharing.

Discover the student poems here.

The Red Room Company returned to The Scots College in August, with Candy Royalle and Kaveh Arya presentig another exciting workshop using The Disappearing learning resource.

The Poet

Kaveh Arya

Kaveh Arya is a refugee from Iran who migrated with his family to Australia in 1995.  A poet and activist known as The Unlikely Poet, Kaveh channels his personal experiences through his performance poetry.  A professional kick-boxer, he owns a fitness academy in Rockdale, where he runs youth programs promoting healthy masculinity. He also facilitates anti-discrimination workshops at high schools and university.