St Mary's Anglican Girls' School, WA
The Disappearing, 2012
St Mary's Anglican Girls' School is renowned for its high level of academic achievement and vibrant co-curricular programme, which give girls an opportunity to learn new skills, take on leadership roles and develop self-confidence.
Students from St Mary's worked with poet Fiona Wright to create new poems that respond to The Red Room Company's public project The Disappearing. The Disappearing is a new free app for iPad, iPhone and Android devices that geo-locates poems to place. It offers students an authentic publication mode for both poetry and descriptive writing that explores and maps ideas and memories of place. Workshops utilising The Disappearing learning resource allow participants to interact with this free live app and explore learning resources that address multimodal requirements of the Australian Curriculum: English.
Fiona Wright’s book of essays Small Acts of Disappearance won the 2016 Kibble Award, and her poetry collection Knuckled, won the 2012 Dame Mary Gilmore Award. She has recently completed a PhD at Western Sydney University’s Writing & Society Research Centre.