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“EZB got everyone really enthusiastic – it kinda turned your brain on” –Lainey, Preston Primary
Using pictures of recent volcano’s in a slide show students are encouraged to use metaphor, simile, description and other poetic devices to describe the volcano explosion. What do they see in the smoke, what does the horizon look like? Does it remind you of anything? Can you imagine yourself there? Poems are created using these observations in a dynamic interactive workshop.
“EZB made it really fun – it didn’t seem like work”
-Zara, Braemar College, Woodend
Rusty Mushroom Cloud
Smokey Jaguars diving from the ash filled sky,
Running through the rusty mushroom cloud.
The lightning fireflies lighting up like the moon,
Next to rusty mushroom cloud.
—Jack (Yr 8)
Going To School
Going to school used be fun, it was like walking on bubbles.
But when you get bullied its like walking on lava.
People are teasing you that much you feel like erupting and running away.
You feel like you are a volcano not wanting to ever explode.
Your heart is damaged and has turned to ash.
Black clouds are forming above you and not going away.
You feel like sleeping all day but you can hear movement so you can’t.
Until someone checks up on you, all your bad thoughts are gone and a new style is in your system.
-Emily (Yr 7)
“Students were busting out of their seats to add to the discussion, it was marvelous to see, and for poetry!” -J. Taylor, Narre Warren North Primary
This workshop starts by reading aloud a planned non-fiction text, students are asked to ‘buzz’ when they hear an interesting word, which is then added to the board. Using the hunted words a demonstration poem is then created. Students then use the library to run and find their own non-fiction book and ‘hunt’ words of […]
Using Jelly beans students are introduced to Synaesthesia, the mixing of the senses. Students use the flavours of the jelly beans to describe what the colour of each taste is, the sound of the smell and the taste of the sound. Students then write a poem with all the information they have gathered, poems will […]
“It was wicked, good wicked!” –Johnny, Braemar College Students write in a team of up to four and perform their poetry to the classroom. Subjects are workshopped on the board. What drives you crazy? What are you passionate about? What does your generation want to say? What do you think of Facebook? Do you think […]
What is poetry and why on earth would you want to write it? Students will be introduced to the world of poetry, what it can do and where it can take you. Through video, audio and live demonstrations students will learn that poetry is fun to make and perform. The presentation includes showing a performance […]
What is Slam poetry and why on earth would you want to do it? Students will be introduced to the world of slam which is competition format performance poetry. It’s Masterchef with words, So You Think You Can Dance with metaphors, The Voice, but pure poetry. Using live demonstrations, slides, videos and audio, students will […]