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The School

Cedars is a Prep to Year 12 independent private school located just 10 kilometres south of Wollongong in the heart of the beautiful Illawarra. Cedars’ commitment to education begins by surrounding our students in a safe and trusted environment, where Christian values are evident in all we do. It’s positive learning where potential isn’t just recognised, it’s nurtured, and where leadership development doesn’t apply to some, but empowers all. It’s intentional thinking that results in leading students forward by equipping them to go further in life. And as they do, they’ll be impacting the world around them.

 

The Project

Celebrated Poet Eileen Chong brought Poetry Object to the Year 10 students of Cedars Christian College.

Eileen ran 2 x 1.5 hour workshops with a total of 55 students and 3 teachers.

The Poet

Eileen Chong

Eileen Chong is a Sydney poet. Burning Rice (Australian Poetry, 2012) was shortlisted for the Anne Elder Award, Australian Arts in Asia Award and the Prime Minister's Literary Award. Her other books are Peony (Pitt Street Poetry, 2014) and Painting Red Orchids (Pitt Street Poetry, 2016). 

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