We're raising funds to to send our winning slam poets to
New Zealand to represent Australia in the Trans Tasman Poetry Slam! We're so thrilled and proud of our winning poets and want them to experience THE WORLD, starting with New Zealand! They will be hosted by the
incredible team at Action Education and will compete with five other finalists to determine the
Trans Tasmin Champion.
Here is their winning poem
(Left to right) Upani Perera, Zhoujing Chu, Neha De Alwis and Ruth Jarra are Year 11
students from Nossal High School who had the opportunity to compete in the 2019
Coming in with only a tentative interest and vague idea of the workings of slam poetrythe four girls performed
their poem without knowing what to expect.
The girls each come from different cultural backgrounds but were raised in Australia, which led to choosing to
speak on a topic that is valuable to them: how they fit into a country that is hugely different from their families’
Here their interview with David Astle on ABC 774 where he named them them
'The Nossal Ninjas’