The powers that be?

I remember, one day at primary school, when our teacher, who had recently returned from an ‘exchange’ period (she had worked in an American school) relating to us, in class, some stories of what her experience had been like.

In the main, she had got on very well; but the greatest challenge, she’d found, was to stimulate her class to produce creative writing. When she finally made headway, another teacher looked at the class output and asked how she had achieved this. She explained: “First, I read them a poem…”

The shocked reply was “But poetry isn’t till after Christmas!”

This post was prompted by the ‘100 word challenge’ here.
It is drawn from my own memories of school.

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5 Responses to The powers that be?

  1. jfb57 says:

    This is so typical isn’t it! I love it – thinking outisde the box!! We are so quick to straitjacket ourselves. Fab piece Phil!

  2. That is so sad…poetry isn’t until after Christmas. Nooooo!! Hopefully not true today… Great piece

  3. haha – I can see it happening, sadly.

  4. Lisa Wields Words says:

    So true. So sad. So frustrating. And it is only getting worse.

  5. Mrs TeePot says:

    Oh now that is typical isn’t it! Red tape! grrr!

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