Painting a picture with poetry

Date: 10th December 2018

By: Mrs Dodd

Category: Celebration, Creativity, Language, Reading, SMSC, Spirituality, Whole school, Writing

When Year 6 began our poetry based on WWI, we knew it wasn’t going to be an easy task – getting effective emotion and imagery into words with rhythm and pace was quite a challenge. But, one young man took on the task with determination and focus and produced an incredible piece.  No ill fitting rhyming words and a driving repetition of ‘they march on’ showing the tragic trudging of soldiers to battle in this terrible war. When we read it aloud, you could have heard a pin drop until the spontaneous applause. We know the punctuation isn’t perfect, the handwriting a little less than neat but this came from heart and hard work and we want to say a huge well done to Leo – you encompassed so much of what we have learnt over the past few weeks.


We will remember.

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  1. Jackie Garofalides says

    10th December 2018 at 2:29 pm

    I am inordinately proud of my grandson Leo, what real feeling and sensitivity for what those brave men went through. Well done Leo.

  2. Victoria Garofalides says

    10th December 2018 at 3:29 pm

    So proud of my nephew, Leo Garofalides. What a beautiful poem and an amazing boy x

  3. Daniella Allen says

    10th December 2018 at 10:28 pm

    Well done Leo. That’s excellent work.