The world has entered a new phase, life as we know it has changed. Yet it is through these “unprecedented times” that a “new normal” has emerged. As we grapple with these changes, students from The Ponds High School’s Creative Writers Guild have come together to face these new challenges. They have identified that it is through family and connections that we can enable change – change brought about by moments together, change that brings about relationships. The time that these students have spent together becomes the stepping stones for their transformation. Some steps are small and only require a nudge, whilst other steps are leaps of confidence and faith. Every step bringing them closer to themselves. Afternoons spent in the library, connections made, working together as a team; we would like to share their visions.
Rosyline Caro, Head English Teacher (Relieving)

WestWords would also like to particularly thank the Cultural Fund of the Copyright Agency through the Writers in Schools project and the Australian Catholic University who support WestWords’ publishing program. Without their combined support we could not deliver beneficial programs such as this.