A transition triumph took place at The John Roan Secondary School this Tuesday.
Over 60 Year 6 pupils from 8 primary schools based in the Olympic Borough of Greenwich came together to meeting and greeting the people that will be moving into, and through, secondary school with.
Working with a drama practitioner, film maker, poet and flashmob director, the pupils produced their ideas and inspirations in answer to this question:
IF THE OLYMPICS ARE COMING AND THE EYES OF THE WORLD ARE ON LONDON THEN WHAT DO WE WANT TO SAY?
We created our messages to the world. First up, lines of lyrical loveliness from Paul Lyalls and his poetic companions:
The Real Monopoly
Walking through Monopoly Town
A parade of umbrellas going round
The smell of fuel engulfs us
Shops full of fashion making people feel dizzy
Weather changing all the time
It’s so, so busy.
Cars buses and trains rushing
White vans on a mission
Faster trains on the underground, people pushing
London Bridge is falling Down
Huge landmarks scatter
Time always matters.
Immense skyscrapers tall as they can be
Dancers with ebony eyes
Sometimes the bright golden sun comes to visit
The smell of vinegar on chips
Buses full of perfume
Hello on everyone lips.
Ice cream vans roaming down the street
Alarms running through ears
The night filled with yellow light
Red signs catch your eye
Advertisements go by.
Neon colours everywhere
Big red balloons in the air
Slowly spinning Big Ben
The time is near
The time is clear
As we count down to our Olympic year
People walking talking about it all the time
This is our chance to shine.
Azariel, Armand, Gracie, Lulu, Leila, Ashley, Libby,
Tiegan, Jack, Harry, Nicholas, Lucas, Irida, Hannah,
Jump Ahead July 2012