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A poem from Park

Mrs Baillie, a teacher at Park Primary in Stranraer, has crafted a poem for these strange days. Marks out of ten? Schools stand dignified and silent, No children to be found, Hollow, empty buildings, With not a single sound. Dinner halls deserted, Chairs sitting all alone, The corridors abandoned, With children all at home. Lids remain on glue sticks, Sharpened pencils in their pots. Lonely books unopened, Avid readers in their thoughts. The ever-hopeful bell remains, Knowing that one day, Many pairs of little feet Will line up in the age-old way, Waiting for their special place, Another brand new start. A school is just a building – It's the pupils that are its heart.

<< back Published: 06 May 2020, 11:32

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