The School

Caroline Chisholm School (CCS) is a co-educational, public school for students from Preschool to Year 10, situated in Canberra's south-east Tuggeranong Valley overlooking the Brindabella Mountains. Caroline Chisholm School offers 12 years of continuous learning, assessment plus social and emotional programs with the students taking up their final years of study at their regional college or CIT.

The Project

My bed takes me through the wonderlands
like a bullet train on a busy night. It disconnects me
from the world. What feels like 30 seconds
is actually 12 hours.

~ 'Under the Covers' by Jack H, Year 7

Jack, winner of Poetry Object 2015, received a free Poetry Object Workshop for himself and his classmates.

Award-winning poet Zenobia Frost will visit students at Caroline Chisholm School to guide them through the exciting world of Poetry Object 2016. With unique activities inspired by our latest Poetry Object learning resource, students are set to explore both familiar and unexpected stories behind their dearest objects.

View Jack's winning poem for 2015 »

The Poet

Zenobia Frost

Zenobia Frost is a Brisbane-based writer whose work has appeared in Overland, Cordite, The Lifted Brow, Scum, and the Hunter Anthology of Contemporary Feminist Poetry. She is presently a Master’s candidate at QUT, researching placemaking in suburban Australian poetics. In 2015, an ArtStart grant allowed her to study poetry in the Black Forest and through digital workshops with Warsan Shire. Her debut poetry collection, Salt and Bone, is out through Walleah Press.