Bradshaw Primary School, NT
Poetry Object, 2017
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.
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.
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.