Student Bush Poetry
Pint-sized poets can take to the stage and showcase their favourite poetry in Ekka's Student Bush Poetry Competition. Students can compete in classes for original or known Australian poems and have six minutes to belt out their bush ballads to a live audience.
With poems by published authors Banjo Patterson and Henry Lawson and original works crafted by the students themselves, this competition is a great way to reconnect the city with rural stories.
Australian Curriculum Alignment
This competition is aligned and recommended for Year 4 students, however all year levels are welcome to enter.
English – Literature
Understand, interpret and experiment with a range of devices and deliberate word play in poetry and other literary texts, for example, nonsense words, spoonerisms, neologisms and puns (ACELT1606)
Create literary texts that explore students’ own experiences and imagining (ACELT1607)
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