Our Poetry Competition winner is Ashley!

Thank you to all of the staff and students who entered the poetry competition. There were some excellent entries and Mr Walsh enjoyed reading every one of them.

After much deliberation it was decided that Ashley’s poem really captures the imagination and his references to Zoom, social distancing, home schooling and board games are all things we can all relate to.

Many congratulations, Ashley!

Ashley Stewart’s Lockdown Poem

This lockdown is a funny state,

I really cannot think it’s great.

I cannot see my friends at school,

As stay away is now the rule.

School work at home it has to be,

With Mummy really teaching me.

She has to work as hard as me,

To set the work that has to be.

There are the lessons we must do,

And then some skills, some old some new.

Model-making, cardboard kits,

With interesting sticky bits.

Mummy and I take great care,

build things right and show them there.

Big Ben we finished with a cheer,

And other things not mentioned here.

For friends and family, we can’t meet,

we tried Zoom meetings – quite a treat.

Three birthdays in the family were cheered,

and school friends too – some have appeared.

For exercise I ride my red bike

or walk to Grandad’s – not to hike –

to take his shopping now and then,

short “social-distancing” and home again.

Work to help Daddy with new shed,

not so much to build but paint instead.

Now to get the garden straight again,

Will take hard work, so let’s hope it does not rain!

My big Brother Callum was so good,

He coached me as and when he could.

With board games played every night,

My happy family is full of delight.

Here we are at the beginning of May,

still in lockdown, what can I Say?

I hope to be reunited with friends soon,

this would make me feel over the moon!

Students develop very high levels of positive behaviour and feel extremely safe. They are very considerate, very respectful and caring of others and highly positive about learning.

– Ofsted report

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