All Year 8 students have enjoyed their annual Writers’ “camp” recently. Students visited various locations in the city, including the National Gallery of Victoria, Immigration Museum, State Library and Australian Centre for the Moving Image. At these venues, and in outdoor spaces such as the Yarra River and Botanical Gardens, students wrote in response to a number of pictures, people and places.
Girls also participated in workshops at Lowther Hall run by English teachers and Year 11 students. A highlight of these sessions was Slam Poetry, culminating in an energetic Grand Final. The winning group’s poem, titled ‘Parents’, was presented with great wit and wisdom by the Year 8 girls.
Students were required to write a story progressively over the three days. Each student was given the same title, The Blue Dress, and each was given an item that needed to feature in their writing. Students wrote on this story at locations around the city and the School, and the end result demonstrated some extraordinary writing talent.
Well done, Year 8 on a successful Writers’ "Camp"!