Last week I spent the afternoon at Low Port Primary School in Linlithgow for Book Week Scotland. I had a lovely time working with Primary 1 and Primary 1/2 classes. We talked about memory and imagination and how we use both to create stories. All the children were dressed as their favourite book characters so everyone was excited and already using lots of imagination! We made it rain in the classroom and then we pretended we were in a forest for a story. At the end of the workshop the children used their imagination once again to wish. The challenge was they could wish for absolutely anything, not just Christmas presents:
On Sunday I was working in Portobello library as part of the Inky fingers poetry weekend. We made Christmas fridge magnet pegs that could be used to hold poems:
I asked the children in the library what they wished for too and I’ve put them together along with wishes from Low Port to make a poem. It’s all in their own words:
I wish I was magic
I wish I had a dog with the ears of a rabbit
I wish for world peace… and no wars!
I wish to be a famous footballer
I wish I could change into a bird and then back again, to a human.. whenever I wanted!
I wish that everyone gets a fair vote and a fair amount of money per job
I wish I could be a butterfly
I wish I had a horse or a pony… no wait, I wish I had a mansion and then I could ride my pony in the garden
I wish I really was a pirate
I wish I could see snow every second
I wish… I actually WAS Father Christmas!
I wish I could go back to France
I wish I had a pet wolf
I wish to be a famous singer
I wish for my Mummy
I wish I could fly
I asked a coupled of the grown ups in the library too. Their wishes were more practical and Christmas related.
I wish I could enjoy Christmas dinner
I wish everybody in the world were happy
I wish everyone will get where they need to be for Christmas55.953352 -3.116695