Tomas demonstrates the power of poetry!
One of our super Year 6 children has been rewarded for his poetic skills by highlighting his family's proud Czech heritage.
As part of our recent Peace Week, Tomas from Russell Class and all the other Year Six pupils created poems related to both our school values and our commitment to One Family in our community. Tomas had the opportunity to perform his poem before an audience of parents and other family members. His mum was rightly very proud of his efforts and how his poem powerfully illustrated the formation of Czechoslovakia after WWI in 1918.
She was so moved that she sent a copy of Tomas' poem to the Czech embassy. As a result, the Czech ambassador has awarded Tomas the honour of a prize to be presented at a reception for 300 people marking the Republic's national day!
Everyone at our school is very proud of Tomas' achievement!
Now the guns fell silent and the dove spread its wings
A new beginning, a fresh start
From the ashes of war, my tongue is reborn
The devil of war has been stopped.
I peer around, walking on ashes
I tiptoe on the warm surface of hell
Getting colder and colder.
I look around, noticing burnt buildings
I see people giving life to the houses
Giving them another soul
The country rose from its deathbed
The bands are off and running
The have re-awoken.
The source of peace has sprung
The population is rising from their coffins
Everyone is helping to create the beginnings of our country.
The devil is vanquished
All of its mighty power has been sucked out
Peace has returned once again.
Our navy and power has returned!
Will the devil ever return?
Will the curse return?
Will hell break loose once more?