Tag: Family

School – The First Stages of the World

School is the place where we have our education and learn new things,
And often where our first strong friend relationships begin.
This teaches us the things we need to know so that we are smart,
And how to get a job in this world and play our own part.

We start in nursery, where we play and laugh all day,
When we only know those first few words, and have barely anything to say.
We colour our pictures outside the line and paint things with our hands,
And we go outside and play on the swing and slide, or play in the sand!

Afterwards we move onto primary school, which isn’t much of a step,
But this is the part where the foundation of the education starts to develop.
This is where we make our first friends and we start to work hard and do our best,
When we begin the long phase of exams and preparation tests.

The middle of our major school life starts in secondary school,
When you try to fit in and learn how to do and say what is cool.
You have a bunch of tests that decide your future in university and a bit of your life,
Although it’s not the sort of journey that is stress free with no trace of strife.

Lastly you find you have finished sixth form, and have your entire future plan sorted,
Hoping to get into the university you’ve been dreaming of, the one you’ve wanted.
You start at university and that’s when the real work begins,
And when the world opens up and reveals itself and you start to see everything.

But the real school is the experience of what you go through in your life, and what you do,
Just like what they say, “Experience is the best teacher”, and at this stage, you begin to see this is true…

By Foyin Sogbetun
Year 8, The Rochester Grammar School


Fathers – A daughter’s first love, a son’s first hero

A father is the male in the family, that takes control over everything;
Helping with decisions of the house, mother the Queen, him the King
This figure is a role model that children seem to follow and copy,
Although they seem mean on the outside, they are always good on the inside, as sweet as toffee!

They are not always biological, but you know they always care,
They are ready to help you, to hold you, and always be there.
They’re strict, but soft as well, especially when we are growing up,
They make sure we behave, but sometimes treat us like we are grownups!

When we get older, around the teenage stage,
We start to drift from them when we get older in age,
Girls might find it harder to talk to them about private things, that’s what mums are for,
But boys don’t run out of things to talk about with their dads, it’s never a bore!

Dads are always the kindest, giving us secret treats,
Talking to us and telling us funny jokes as we walk with them down the streets.
We have a mummy’s boy, but also a daddy’s girl,
And, to be honest, that position for both the girl and the dad is always more swell.

Our dads are the only men in our lives that can never let us down,
Even though they can make us angry, or make us frown,
He’s a daughter’s first love, and a son’s first hero,
And they will always impact our lives way more than they will ever know…

By Foyin Sogbetun
Year 8, The Rochester Grammar School

Family – Love Unconditional

A family is often the mum, dad and children together;
A unit that is happy and sticks together, whatever the weather.
They co-exist in harmony most of the time, as one big team,
Making life easy for each other, as swift and light as a dream.

First you start of as nuclear, with the mother and father,
And then the children come, a son, and or a daughter.
You live in the same house, and laugh and disagree but no matter what may,
Showing love and gladness all the time, no signs of dismay.

Then you have the grandparents, parents to your parents, in which no one can compare;
Who are always there, willing to help with anything they have spare.
You extend it more, your parents, siblings known as uncles and/or aunts;
Always ready to spoil their nephews or nieces at any possible chance.

Your cousins are nephews or nieces to your parents:
And with you, you’re like siblings, always sharing.
You’re either fighting, or loving each other;
They’re like a different kind of blood sister or brother.

You family goes into all sorts, from grandparents, parents, brothers, sisters,
Uncles, aunties, cousins, nieces, nephews, even godparents are included in the mixture!
All of them playing a part in your life, showing different shades of caring;
This forms the acronym for FAMILY, proudly declaring;

F-A-M, Forget About Me, and think about you first;
I-L-Y, I Love You, always with you through the very worst…

By Foyin Sogbetun
Year 8, The Rochester Grammar School

Childhood- When ignorance is bliss

Childhood is the basic start in life,
When we don’t have a trouble, or face any strife.
We grow and learn and develop into young adults;
But at this stage we don’t even have the sense of our own impulse!

We come out of the womb and cry to our mothers,
Not caring about disturbing and bothering others.
You cannot think for yourself, cannot fend for yourself,
But you can ensure that nothing from you will be withheld.

Then we grow into a toddler, and take our first steps,
And start to use our hands to hold objects.
We say our first words, and our life has just begun,
As we step into the school life, learning one plus one!

We merge into a child, and begin to know Yes and No,
And we start to develop and begin to grow,
We know how to use our brain, and how to think,
Knowing our numbers and alphabets, the difference between blue and pink.

Then we turn, 11, and are about to enter secondary school,
And you begin to know yourself, and come to know what’s cool.
You grow out of the phase of a child, growing in wisdom;
But now adulthood is a whole new business!

By Foyin Sogbetun
Year 8, The Rochester Grammar School

SOCIAL MEDIA- The Latest Fad

Social media helps us talk with family and friends
We are able to chat for hours on end
There’s really no need to be side to side
As we can chat to them on different devices even by the bedside

FACEBOOK, the king of all the Medias
Where you can have a joke or be serious
Post pictures or videos, then click on like, love or poke
And talk to long lost friends and crack many jokes!

YOUTUBE, where you watch your favourite people
Videos about weird situations, or even how to make treacle
You can see videos that make you laugh or cry
Or view the latest products that you could buy

TWITTER, where you can make comments and say what you think
And get other comments as quick as a blink
You hear the views of others and see what they say
But you may not think in the same way!

SNAPCHAT, where you can update your friends on what’s going on
Whether you’re getting you hair done or just having fun
You can chat with friends and make them smile
And tell them to check your pictures and profile

INSTAGRAM, a place to share pictures and videos
And look at other posts, whether beautiful or hideous
You can talk to friends and catch up with the latest gossip
And talk about which celebrity is the most awesome

So, social media can help communicate with loved ones
And talk about anything and anyone
Although this is a positive aspect of life on a screen
It is sometimes not as good as it may seem…

By Foyin Sogbetun
Year 8, The Rochester Grammar School