Whilst remote learning, Year 8 and 9 were encouraged to write poems. Mr Peel set the work in April and the students could write poems about any subject/topic. A few, of course, wrote about the current pandemic, whereas others decided to write poems about a haunted house, the weather, being unique, hope and many more topics.

I was tasked with putting together an anthology of the best poems to celebrate the amazing creative work that our students were doing during this difficult time. It was tough to pick which poems should be included. While reading all the poems, I was astounded by the beautiful language used by the students in their poems.

Every student should be immensely proud of what they produced! Special mention goes to Pedro for his incredible drawings that accompanied his poem and Mimi for using Elizabethan English in her poem.

N Khanan