NATIONAL POETRY DAY
The theme for this year's National Poetry Day was 'Vision'. Our take on this was to consider '2020 Vision' and what our eyes have been opened to over the last few months. We asked Key Stage Three students to acknowledge the horrific events of this year and then to consider the positives we could take from our experiences. The students explored a number of 'hopeful' poems before creating their own. Please see two stand out pieces below. Hopefully, we can find a bit of joy within the trials of this year.
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The virus creeps through the shadows
like a watchful cat striking silently.
We are tossed deep beneath the ground
into caves of suffocating darkness
We have no torch by which to see
But that doesn’t stop us
Together we feel our way through pitch black tunnels
United we devise our plans to escape
Our arms linked
Then a crack opens up above
And sunlight spills in
Illuminating a rocky path ahead
by Emelyn McCann 8RF
Empty seats, chairs and benches.
Blue skys, rivers and seas.
by Mack Hall 8RF