The national poetry program Papercuts has come up with an original idea to get those creative juices flowing.
The national poetry program Papercuts has come up with an original idea to get those creative juices flowing. Students from two separate high schools have come together with the residents of a juvenile correctional centre to put together their own poetry anthology.
Bankstown Girls High, Pymble Ladies College and Sunning High School have joined forces for this literary collaboration, under the guidance of poets Judith Bishop, Fiona Wright and Lachlan Brown.
The program is run though a series of workshops that is designed to encourage poetry and literacy, as well as mateship among the students. “The program is built on a need for the presence of Australian poetry in secondary education,” Artistic Director Johanna Featherstone says.
Papercuts is a free program and was introduced four years ago. It has since been run across 23 schools and will be utilised in 29 schools in 2011.