Yirara College, Alice Springs

Yirara College of the Finke River Mission is a boarding school for Indigenous students 12 years and older from remote communities. All the students board at the college during the school terms. Yirara operates under the auspices of Finke River Mission,which is the mission arm of the Lutheran Church in Central Australia.
Celebrated Alice Springs poet Laurie May joined The Red Room Company to deliver three intensive poetry workshopsat Yirara College from 29th October to 12th November. Laurie May led the students from Years 7-12 in various poetry writing exercises inspired by The Disappearing learning resource.
These are their poems.