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The School

Ambarvale High School is a dynamic local high school with a focus on quality teaching and learning, and student achievement serving the communities of Rosemeadow, St Helens Park and Appin.

The Project

Students at Ambarvale High School will explore the ways one voice can change the world through poetry. In workshops with celebrated poet Eunice Andrada, the students will dive into unique individual and group activities in the aim of creating their own performance pieces.

Ambarvale High School will be hosting a Protest Poetry Performance for the public. Friends, family, and local community are invited to attend.

More details to come.

The Poet

Eunice Andrada

Eunice Andrada is a Filipina poet and teaching artist. Her debut poetry collection Flood Damages (Giramondo Books) won the Anne Elder Award (2018) and was shortlisted in the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards (2019). Her work has been translated and performed in Tagalog, Hiligaynon, French, Japanese, Italian, Spanish and Czech, while her poems have appeared in local and international journals and anthologies. Her previous works have also won the John Marsden and Hachette Australia Prize (2014) and been shortlisted for the Fair Australia Prize (2018).

Featured in The Guardian, ABC News and other media, she has performed her poetry in diverse international stages, from the Sydney Opera House to the UN Climate Negotiations in Paris. Her ecopoetry has been recognised through the NAHR Australian Poetry Fellowship on the theme of water and the feature of her poetry in a climate change-themed exhibition at the Amundsen-Scott Station in the South Pole of Antarctica.