Cedars Teacher Takes out National Poetry Award, Again

The English Department is thrilled to announce that Mr Ramm has won the Red Room Company’s Poetry Object Competition for 2019. This is the second time he has won the competition, which he and the English students also entered in 2017. The international competition received over 2500 poetry entries from students and teachers across Australia and New Zealand. The winners and highly commended were announced last week in a live broadcast from the Powerhouse Museum. Mr Ramm’s poem, ‘Moonsong’ took out first place. The competition was judged by Emilie Zoey Baker an award winning spoken word poet.

This year 25 students also entered the competition from Years 6 -10. Many of the poems were of a high calibre and demonstrated the students’ creative flair as they brought to life a world of precious objects. You can read all of the poems on the Red Room Company’s website: Here >>

“I feel really privileged to win this year, in a field of excellent poems” said Mr Ramm. “It’s a real honour to be judged so highly by poets who I admire. Poetry is a passion that feeds my creativity, but also pays back into my teaching.”

“A lot of my poetry features my family and as a new father, much of the time my boys wander into my poems – as children often have a habit of doing. This particular poem touches on a vivid memory of a moment with my two-year-old. At its core the poem is about the love of a father and a wonderous moment.”

Congratulations Mr Ramm.