Remembering St Mary's Infant School

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Remembering St Mary's Infant School

 

Three Victorian classrooms

Glossy green paint over brick

Windows too high for little ones to see out

Fifty children in a class

 Reciting "Three twos are six"

Playing Mary's Little Lamb on triangles

Putting hands on head for quiet time.

In the playground

Pinches, Chinese burns, hairpulls

Handbell clanging

Time to get in lines....Shhhh!

 

And yet the day

Of the first April shower

Teacher brings us all outside.

We smell fresh earth

Gaze at sparkling raindrops

Sing a little hymn

To thank God for all this.

That eternal moment

Never-forgotten birth

Of nature mystic.


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