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The School

Bradshaw Primary School is an inclusive, friendly school where children can learn in a safe and supportive environment. The school is located in a picturesque setting at the foot of the MacDonnell Ranges in spacious grounds.

There are approximately 480 students at Bradshaw. Forty per cent of our students are indigenous, whilst others come from a variety of multi-cultural backgrounds.

There are seventeen classes in the primary school and four classes in the preschool.  In addition to classroom teachers, there are a range of specialist and support teachers and staff to help cater for children’s learning needs. 

The Project

As part of the NT Writers' Festival (18-21 May 2017), poet Eunice Andrada ran two Poetry Object workshops with local schools.

For Bradshaw Primary School, Eunice initiated 40 students from year 3 to 6 into the world of Poetry Object, inviting them to investigate the secret lives and stories of their curious objects.

The Poet

Eunice Andrada

Eunice Andrada is a Filipina immigrant poet, lyricist and teaching artist based in Sydney, Australia. Featured in The Guardian, CNN International, ABC News and other media, she has performed her poetry in diverse international stages, from the Sydney Opera House and the deserts of Alice Springs to the United Nations Climate Negotiations in Paris. During a residency in Canada's prestigious Banff Centre, she collaborated with award-winning jazz musician and vocalist Malika Tirolien. She has also shared her verses with celebrated composer Andrée Greenwell for the project Listen to Me, a collection of musical works in response to domestic violence. Eunice co-produced and curated Harana, a series of poetry tours led by Filipina-Australians in response to the Passion and Procession exhibition in the Art Gallery of NSW.

Her work has been translated into Tagalog, Hiligaynon, French, Japanese, Italian and Czech, while her poems have appeared in Australian Poetry Journal, Peril Magazine, Mascara Literary Review, Verity La, Voiceworks, and Deep Water Literary Review,  amongst other publications. She was awarded the John Marsden & Hachette Australia Poetry Prize in 2014. In 2016, she was honoured by Australian Poetry as the first of their 30 Under 30 Poets. In 2018, the Amundsen-Scott Station in the South Pole of Antarctica will feature her poetry in a special exhibition on climate change. Eunice was recently awarded the Nature Art and Habitat Residency and Australian Poetry Fellowship in Val Taleggio, Italy. Flood Damages (Giramondo Books 2018) is her first collection of poetry.