During our September staff INSET day, Mrs Koheji introduced the concept of the 'zones of regulation' to Solefield staff in preparation for the year ahead. As we brainstormed ideas for how to contribute to the project, I suggested that the older boys might be able to write a few poems about emotions. So, earlier this term, the Year 7 and 8 boys set about that task, choosing an emotion and writing notes as I asked them a series of questions, such as:
- If it were a time of day, what would it be?
- What colour would it be?
- If it were a musical instrument, what would it be? (And so on...)
With their answers to these questions, the boys wrote some wonderful poems and have dedicated them to Mrs Koheji and the form teachers with the following message:
"This collection of poems is dedicated to Mrs Koheji for always encouraging us to be in touch with our emotions.
It is also dedicated to all our form teachers - past and present - for helping us to deal with our day-to-day emotions."
Mrs Koheji was overjoyed when she received the poems on National Poetry Day and has since asked the boys to make illustrations for their poems. (Which the boys are a working on)
You can read a selection of the fantastic poems by accessing the online book here:
I imagine that you will be as impressed by these poems as both Mrs Koheji and myself have been. Happy reading!
Well done to our incredibly talented poets in our Senior part of the school!