Thursday, 28 February 2013

Reading Week @ Pine Tree

This week at Pine Tree School is dedicated to reading, either it is in our mother tongue or in foreign languages. It is an incredible opportunity to get in touch with different authors, literature and creative approaches to the chosen topic - Sailing the Sea! One of the activities (you can check the whole programme in the previous link) students are enjoying most is poem-reading in the beginning of each language class - high time to train accent, pauses and attitude in front of the whole class. Here are two poems read by the 9th forms (Beyond the Sea) on Wednesday and by the 7th forms (The Little Island) on Tuesday... Why don't you exercise your reading skills, too?

image credits: Fossils Facts & Finds
Beyond the sea, beyond the sea,
My heart is gone, far, far from me;
And ever on its track will flee
My thoughts, my dreams, beyond the sea.

Beyond the sea, beyond the sea,
The swallow wanders fast and free:
Oh, happy bird! were I like thee,
I, too, would fly beyond the sea.

Beyond the sea, beyond the sea,
Are kindly hearts and social glee: 
But here for me they may not be;
My heart is gone beyond the sea.

                                                           Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866)


image credits: Library Mom
The dark sky
hovered above
the island,
small and tiny.
Stars twinkled
and the moon smiled,
The water swayed
back and forth,
sending treasures
onto its shore,
shells, bottles, and little
A wave crashed,
taking it all back.

Gretchen, 8th grade


  1. I like both the poems and pictures you've selected for this post!