Campbelltown Performing Arts High School
Poetry Object, 2018
At Campbelltown Performing Arts High School we are committed to providing the best possible education to every student to ensure that they achieve academic success and are prepared for success and happiness beyond school.
CPAHS is a specialist performing arts high school, drawing students through audition into the performing arts and via local enrolment. Located in south-west Sydney, with an enrolment of approximately 1150 students, the school has a strong focus on ensuring all students maximise their potential through the provision of personalised support in learning, the arts, sport, leadership and wellbeing.
Our commitment to innovative, rigorous and future-focused education has resulted in many awards at a global, national and state level for excellence in a range of areas including teaching and learning, leadership, Aboriginal education, performing arts and technology.
As part of Red Room's annual Poetry Object Competition, students from Campbelltown Performing Arts High School were led in poetic and circuit drawing workshops at the Powerhouse Museum with poet Toby Fitch and Powerhouse Museum staff on June 26th.
Students interacted with special objects on display at the museum and created unique poems based on their own objects.
The workshop poems will be available to read here soon!
Toby Fitch is poetry editor of Overland, a sessional academic in creative writing at the University of Sydney, and organiser of the poetry night at Sappho Books in Glebe, Sydney. His books include Rawshock, which won the Grace Leven Prize for Poetry 2012; Jerilderies; The Bloomin’ Notions of Other & Beau; ILL LIT POP; and, most recently, Where Only the Sky had Hung Before (Vagabond Press 2019). He lives in Sydney.