Ticking all the right boxes – creative ways with poetry!
Year 8 English students have made a powerful connection with poetry this year composing their own poems and creating a visual representation of their written words.
The phenomenon of poetry boxes originated in small neighbourhood communities in the United States to promote a new level of appreciation for poetry through an emphasis on original compositions and visual art. Poetry boxes encourage adults and children alike to pause and enjoy a bit of creativity.
Now in its second year, the adoption and adaptation of this idea at Bunbury Catholic College has been extremely successful with student work going on display at the Learning Commons at both campuses where it has generated many conversations and much interest across all year groups, nurturing an interest in or even love of poetry!
Feedback received from students suggests that not only was the task enjoyable, it provided many with a sense of self-empowerment throughout the creative process.
Congratulations to all of our Year 8 students!
Overall Winner: Lauren Prowse
Best Poem: Isabella Marshall
Most Marvellous Creation: Rosanna Patane
Most Marvellous Creation: Clay Jackson
Overall winner: Emily Green
Combined creative work winners: Keiran O’Connor and Joshua Jacob
Poem/written work: Scarlett Queen, Maddison Thackray and Poppy Walker
Aesthetic work: Jenna Shields, Darcy Fimmano and Sophia Wiles-Day.