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.