AN ODE TO THE ROAMING SCHOOLHOUSE
A few days ago, I was given the chance
To visit the Roaming Schoolhouse in France
We all came together and found, pretty soon
How much you could cram into one afternoon
Children and parents, author and staff
Found that poetry’s fun and it’s ok to laugh
We created, imagined, we wrote, and we drew
We adopted a penguin from Edinburgh Zoo
Certificates passed to pupil from teacher
We made up our very own crazy new creature
The pupils were perfect, so sparky and kind
A nicer bunch of people you couldn’t hope to find
I felt more welcomed with each passing hour
The good vibes climbed higher than the Eiffel Tower
The whole room was filled with brilliance and joy
From every man, woman, from each girl and boy.
The thought then hit me like a boxing glove
This is why they call Paris the City of Love.
But thanks to The Roaming Schoolhouse, I implore
The title should add just a little bit more…
I had such a great time, I’ll tell everyone
It’s the City of Love, Learning and FUN.
Chris came to visit us for our Open Day and was absolutley splendid. He is an award-winning children's poet and illustrator. Everyone who went to his workshop came out saying that they had become poets and artists!