The 2021 edition of Ringing Voices, an anthology of student work, is now available online. Ranging from poetry to short stories the creative pieces within the collection showcase students' reflective and creative process.
Seeking to foster and nurture a rich writing culture within our school community is something we value at Fintona. The annual publication of Fintona’s Ringing Voices is an anthology of student work.
Included in the anthology is the artwork of students from Years 5 to 12. Ranging from poetry to short stories the creative pieces within the collection showcase the reflective and creative process that our students have engaged in through their English classes.
Students are encouraged to write in various forms and to explore a broad range of concepts pertaining to the human experience. Through our classes, we remind the students that
“There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly: sometimes it’s like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges” Ernest Hemingway.
In other words, while we guide the students through the creative writing process and provide them with opportunities to write, ultimately it requires tenacity and adaptability when writing creatively. The written work and artwork published in Ringing Voices is, therefore, a testament to student dedication to the creative process.
Behind the Cover
The front cover of this anthology was designed and created by this year’s Art captain, Shangyou Yang. It has been fashioned to evoke serenity and the tranquility which can be engendered when a person is immersed in the writing process. The idea that the thoughts are flowing freely from the person’s mind to the pen onto paper is aptly captured in this image. While the writing process is not always seamless, it is important to keep it progressing for “a word after a word after a word is power (Margaret Atwood)”. It is through writing that our students are empowered as they are provided with the necessary literacy tools to express their emotions, ideas, and opinions through words.