Thursday, 11 June 2015

The Little Princess Poems

A Little Princess
India to England
said goodbye, goodbye!
All was left
Was a doll
Oh, Papa!

“You are, and always will be, my little princess,”
the words of her father.
she learns, she learns
father killed in battle
Oh, Papa!

everything is different  
she sweeps
she Washes
she buys food
leaving her magical world far behind.
Oh, Papa!

she found great comfort in the small things
that life brings
when her father was away
and the days were grey
she would walk about
and try to never lash out

she would tell magical stories
sometimes about quarries
she would hug her best friend
never wanting it to end

being a servant
was like a strong current,
taking everything good out of you
you had to try and get through…

everything was taken
and she was so shaken
her dearest things,
it stings!
it was ripped away
that lady was gonna pay!

nothing left but a doll
and a shawl…
everything inside was dying
and it felt like everyone was lying


the memories came flooding back
the police attack  
Sara! Sara! Sara!

he hugged her tightly in his arms
and there was no harms
they had the key
to finally being free

it might just be a doll
but its there for me when i bawl

they are my best friends
and that never ends

its my imagination that keeps me sane
on all the days sun or rain

In my English literature class we had to pick five feelings from the movie The Little Princess and write a poem about the feeling and those were the poems I wrote.

By:Beth Eames (Junior Blogger)

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

The Life of a Buddhist Monk

Each and every one of the men who enter Buddhism has his own reason - it may be to get rid of the stresses of life or becoming "one" with nature and with themselves.

Their daily routine revolves around getting up around 4:30a.m. to bathe, meditate for an hour, then help those in need from the surrounding villages. For the afternoon sessions, after they finish eating, the monks generally go to the senior monk to ask questions and be given advice from him.

Truthfully, I believe this is a wonderful and peaceful way of life. I also believe that it takes a person with significant patience to become a true Buddhist and based on the research I found, they are able to live a long, fulfilling life helping people in one of the best ways possible.

- Article written by Joyce-Elena Browne

Monday, 8 June 2015

Need something to do this weekend with your friends?

Here are 10 fun activities that you can do with your friends!

1. An 'at home' spa-day is always fun: facials, mani's and pedi's! 

2. DIY projects
3. Have a pillow fight
4. Make a cool board game
5. Learn how to bake a new dessert
6. Camp outside for that day and even the night!
7. Have a treasure hunt

8. Play Wii - preferably the Sports version
9. Work out - it's always good to be fit!
10. Paint your nails with something sparkly!