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National Poetry Day 2020

National Poetry Day 2020

We are pleased to be celebrating National Poetry Day at the Academy with a reading of the poem See Though My Eyes by Karl Nova ready by our English department. The video was shared and shown to all students at Mentor time to ensure that even those who did not have English on their timetable on Thursday 1st October did not miss out on the celebrations. You can listen to the poem by clicking on the below link.

 

See Through My Eyes

We are also proud to have these three amazing poems submitted to the Oasis Community Learning poetry competition as part of the festivities.

 

The Old Oak Tree- by Jasmine, Year 7

I grow I grow up so high

Right up to the clouds so high

I am so old as mankind,

I may be old but ever

So wise the old mighty

Oak tree am I

 

Crying- by Callie, Year 7

I am waiting in the station

Waiting here in desperation

My organs eating me up inside

My Ma is crying and so am I

 

I am sitting on the train

Crying for my Ma again

Bombs exploding ever so near

But no one else is crying, not even a tear

 

I am looking out of the glass

Peering back into the past

To a time with no fighting

To a time when Hitler wasn’t biting

 

I am sitting on the train

Crying for my Ma again

Bombs exploding ever so near

But no one else is crying, not even a tear

 

My Father is fighting in the evil war

Flying planes, the ones that cry and soar

My brother is marching in the army

Nothing nice, nothing fancy

 

I am sitting on the train

Waiting for my Ma again

Bombs exploding ever so near

But I am not crying, not even a tear.

 

First fortnight- by Dylan, Year 7

It’s been a couple of weeks since I started,

And all my nervousness has departed.

This place has exceeded my expectation,

It’s got great teachers, subjects

and canteen food that stops my starvation.

I’m so glad I picked Oasis to do my learning:

 I’m going to try my best here so I can get earning.