Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Workshopss

We used to live there…

Over the past 4 weeks, Anita Burke, Education Officer Gifted and High Achieving Students, from the CSO, visited our school to work with a group of students from Years 4, 5 and 6 to unleash their inner poet. Many of the group had self-nominated to be part of the group, showing their dedication to developing their own writing skills. Over the weeks we saw not only a growing  sophistication of skill, the use of a variety of  poetic devices but a deepening of their love of poetry. The students surprised themselves as they continued to hone their poetry during the week and excitedly shared this with their parents and teachers. The culmination was completing a poem which they could enter into this year Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Competition. We look forward sharing their poetry soon.