Year 7-10 PSHE Rainbow Journals
Posted by RT - Wednesday 8 July 2020
Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 pupils are continuing their Rainbow Journals at home to help them reflect on the range of emotions they are experiencing throughout lockdown. Each week has a different focus - pupils are encouraged to embrace all of their emotions, and to come up with their own strategies for coping with these emotions.
Week 3 focused on the feelings of loss which we have all felt throughout our lockdown experience. This can range from the loss of going shopping, going to school, hugging friends, sports teams participation, to loss of a loved one.
Pupils were encouraged to reflect upon these feelings of loss and, if they felt comfortable, discuss those feelings with family members and/or friends via technology or socially distanced. Pupils were also given the option to express their feelings of loss through poetry/song writing/a medium they felt comfortable with.
Below are a few of the poems/songs which our pupils have written about loss. Thank you Harvey, Natty and Lucas!
In these difficult times,
We need to understand
That the world is getting better,
And we can’t give a hand
If we accept these changes
Everything will be alright
Cause in the end it will be good
If we hold in all our might
We can take good from this
From workouts to fun
And we can learn from this a lot
When we are back together
We can have fun again
And even if we can’t
We will not take it as pain.
Lack of physical contact
Seeing friends not allowed
Sadness at times.
Now we’re all locked inside the house
Savour every time we’re out
Dunno when we’re gonna get it
So it’s better not to be out
Boris said to stay inside
But Boris also nationwide
Told us all to set (it) aside
Now regretting his mistake,
He’s tryna tell us to ‘turn the tide’
He’s gambling on his citizens
Death toll: Significant
And now we’re flicking through all of our times with friends’ images.
But there’s a way to spend quarantine
I guess I’ll call it the cuisine
People sweating WarZone and causing
A drop in their hygiene
No more school, so no more friends
Will this virus ever end?
They say they’re working on a cure
But how much time will they spend?
Seems like we’re all sitting ducks
Right now, where we depend
On the government’s ability
To keep us from the end.