I was encouraging the students to write sonnets recently and they chose to set me one to write. A previous class had set a fun one- the Year Seven Sonnet I posted earlier, so these students set me a more serious topic- The International Award (DOE). I thought I might post it here…just for the craic…
The International Bronze Award
Our main aim is to help develop self:
Through ‘Skills’, develop art and interest,
Through ‘Physical’, develop health and rest
Through ‘Service’, opportunity to help.
In all, we teach the skills of Leadership:
Initiative and ways to organise
Yourself and others, to be wise
In life- to be the hand and not the lip.
The expedition: greatest fun of all
The bit that everybody tends to like
The camping out; the cooking; and the hike-
Understanding nature’s great and small.
But most of all, we merely lend a hand
In helping you become the best you can.