the last day of school

Mums who gossip crowd the gates

As kids and teachers say goodbye.

The virus means the school will close

And kids are on a sugary high.

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Mrs Jones has cleared her desk

Not knowing when she will return.

She sheds a tear for all the things

She won’t be able to help them learn.

*

“Goodbye class, I’ll miss you all,”

She said with such a wobbly voice.

She let them out and watch them run,

Her favourite class of girls and boys.

I thought I’d do a fun one today because I love rhyming poetry, especially stuff that is written for children. I have such fond memories of reading Heard It In The Playground by Allan Ahlberg over and over again.

We also need to remember that there are so many parents who will be looking after their children now that schools are closing. It’s extremely stressful for them as they are already being stretched financially.

I just wanted to give a huge shout out to all the mums and dads who are going to be doing their best over the next few weeks to months. I have a fourteen year old so he can look after himself, but I am a single parent with not much of a support network around me, so I know what you’re all going through.

You are all amazing and you’ve got this!!!!

Much Love,

Rachel xx