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The School

Ross Park Primary School is a public school established in 1996 committed to providing education to students from Transition to Year 6. The oldest operating government school in Alice springs, they emphasise the importance of Creative Arts to students from Old East Side and Golf Course Area in Northern Territory.

The Project

As part of the NT Writers' Festival (18-21 May 2017), poet Eunice Andrada ran Poetry Object workshops with 3 local schools.

Eunice worked with 50 students from Ross Park Primary School, inducting them into the world of Poetry Object and encouraging them to compose poems that tell stories about their curious objects.

The Poet

Eunice Andrada

Eunice Andrada is a poet and educator. Her debut poetry collection Flood Damages (2018) won the Anne Elder Award and was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Poetry and the Dame Mary Gilmore Award. She has performed her poetry on diverse international stages, from the UN Climate Summit in Paris to the Sydney Opera House. Her ecopoetry has been recognised through the awarding of a residency and fellowship presented byAustralian Poetry and Nature Art and Habitat Residency (NAHR). She lives and writes on unceded Gadigal Land.