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Our international students share their interests: Angel W., Year 10

Our international students share their interests: Angel W., Year 10

Our aims for our Y10 English as an Additional Language (EAL) students are to develop our students' writing skills by exploring different genres and writing styles.  With this in mind, we asked them to explore writing informal, engaging blogs to share with our followers and supporters.

Angel W. chose to draft this engaging piece about 'Stray Birds'. We were all really impressed with her use of language and content. We hope you agree:

“Let life be beautiful like summer flowers and death like autumn leaves”

Before, my heart was pricked hundreds of times by pain and sadness; before, thousands of unsolvable questions wound around me. I wasn’t cured until poetry like Stray Birds encountered me and set my heart on fire…

Do you sometimes feel life is so plain that you have lost interest in it? In these moments, I sincerely recommend you look for poetry and quietly read it for a while. You will definitely find yourself into a sensual and private island that can fulfil all your imagination and creation.

Stray Bird is written by Tagore, one of my favourite poets. By reading his poems, I get a feeling of being away from the secular, the worldly, the conventional; a feeling of rejoicing that I have found a silent corner in such a noisy world. What Stray Bird has brought to me is a baptism of my heart and soul, and an entwining of beauty and wisdom. It is an immersion into a real, clear dream!

On the island of poetry, the stress of reality and the cruel competition surrounding you are temporarily left behind. Whenever I am tired of the daily grind and studying, I prefer to take a seat, get myself a cup of tea and read a few pages of poetry. It really can comfort me and keeps reminding me that there is also a wonderland for me to rest within.

Download Angel's writing here.

Well done Angel! Keep your eyes peeled for the next installment in this series!