Thank you to the staff and pupils of Lord Deramore’s Primary School in my own home village of Heslington for their hospitality last Friday. I spent the last day of their Science Week with them, and was very impressed by how much they knew about Charles Darwin and his discoveries.
I was also very impressed by the fabulous poems they wrote (and in some cases performed) during the course of the day about all sorts of minibeasts, including ants, bees, butterflies, dragonflies and beetles.
The whole school got in the poetry mood – including Teaching Assistant Jane King, who not only found my coat for me at the end of the day, but has also since written me a wonderful poem about it! Read on …
Anneliese has lost her coat!
Where it lurks, she’s no idea.
Gone forever is the fear!
Has it sprouted legs and walked?
To find it is her only thought.
Perhaps it flapped its arms and flew
– is it hiding in the loo?
Maybe it has wrapped around
Someone else and ‘Gone to ground!’
Then she asked one in the know,
Who knew the very place to go.
“Look”, she pointed over there,
“It’s just been sitting on the chair!”
by Jane King
Many thanks, Jane!