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Bosbury's Lockdown Memory Book - First Entries!

Thank you to all pupils and their families who have already sent us some very thoughtful entries for the Bosbury lockdown memory book which we will be putting together to act as a kind of time capsule artefact for future generations of children and families at our school to read through to see just how unique and strange life has been during a very challenging last four months.

As you can imagine, the book will take some time to compile and will be quite a sizeable project, and so anyone who hasn't contributed yet and wishes to do so to help pupils of the future understand what living through lockdown was like still has the summer holidays to put their pieces and photographs together.

In the meantime, here are some extracts and full pieces from some of the marvellous entries we have had so far!

 

 

 

Lockdown Rap    

                                             

(Hey, my name’s Ollie and I like to rap,

My mum got corona and needed a nap.

You know lockdown needs a slap

So, don’t just stand there, sing this rap!)

 

At the start of lockdown,

One of my hamsters died,

In the night, I mostly cried.

It turns out, it was paralyzed.

We were watching a film,

When it went still.

She tried to come over to me,

But she was too ill.

 

(Hey, my name’s Ollie and I like to rap,

My mum got corona and needed a nap.

You know lockdown needs a slap,

So, don’t just stand there, listen to this rap!)

 

When Auntie came round her voice was hoarse.

She spent time at our house and had fun.

We played a lot of games, underneath the sun.

Now she’d like a dog like ours.

She’s getting a house, which is close to us.

She is also getting a new car.

 

(Hey, my name’s Ollie and I like to rap.

My mum got corona and needed a nap.

You know lockdown needs a slap,

So, don’t just stand there, read this rap!)

 

On my Dad’s birthday, our cousins came.

We played on the trampoline and played wrestling.

I banged my nose on a metal bar.

It started bleeding and still hurts.

The adults sat outside drinking pints.

I know, grown-ups.

 

(Hey, my name’s Ollie and I like to rap.

My mum got corona and needed a nap.

You know lockdown needs a slap,

So, don’t just stand there, read this rap!)

 

Me and my sister had a mild version

and were really tired.

You know lockdown needs to get fired.

So, don’t just stand there, make this rap admired!

We got a tie-dye kit and made T-shirts colourful.

I got great at cricket and got loads of sixes.

I got good at tennis and beat my sister one game to six.

I suppose there are some things about lockdown.

 

(Hey, my name’s Ollie and I like to rap.

My mum got corona and needed a nap.

You know lockdown needs a slap,

So, don’t just stand there, read this rap!)

- by Ollie 'MC Hammer' Smith, Class 5

 

 

MY QUARANTINE!

On 20th March 2020, school finished early for the Easter Holidays. I felt sad - I also felt like I was in prison being in lockdown, stuck in our house - I couldn’t believe it.

Coronavirus (Covid19) is a terrible virus. It is very contagious between people so everyone had to stay 2 metres away from each other, stay at home, but in lockdown. It was horrible. It came from all the way in China somehow.

We had to stay at home every day for a very long time. After a while I was missing cricket, rugby and all of the sports. But luckily we have a bowling machine and a cricket net, a big garden with football goals and we have footballs, rugby balls so it was fine. We had fun outside because of the sunny weather. We sold our old small trampoline and then got a huge one from some people who live near us. This has been great fun and I have now mastered the front flip!

During this quarantine it was both of my brothers’ birthdays in a period of three days. They had quite a nice time. Even though neither of them had a party or a friend over, didn’t go anywhere of course because of Coronavirus. My oldest brother was in year eleven at school so he was about to do his GCSE exams but because of lockdown, he didn’t.

During this time, my brothers and I should have been playing cricket in the sunny weather. We couldn’t, but instead we have gone on some crazy bike rides. We have been on some fifteen mile bike rides, a nine mile bike ride and many more. On one of the fifteen mile ones, there were some really big hills and it felt like it was all up hill. We went on a few little bike rides for about four miles and played tennis. We also cycled up Fromes Hill a few times to get fish and chips from the Wheatsheaf pub (the pub had to shut because of lockdown but it started to do some takeaways).

I’ve also been on some 5k runs. I spent my birthday money on a smart watch. The runs have been around my fields, farm yard – it was fun. My brother was running with me. He bought a smart watch as well.

A few days after, we went for a walk down the old Bosbury road by the rivers – it was really cool. We found weird but wonderful things - like empty glass bottles and a few stones that looked like gold!  We also found a few tiny water falls / mini rapids. I really liked it, so did my Mum and my Dad. The next day our whole family went down there for a picnic. We brought wellies this time so that we could walk down the river / stream - that was amazing.

Me and my two brothers played football, cricket and rugby outside quite a lot of the time. We played cricket, batting against the bowling machine in the cricket net in one of our sheds and bowling of course. We played football and rugby on our garden. We have a bank on our garden and I put a waterslide on it - that was great fun!

It was a fascinating sight to see lambs every day just in different fields on our farm.  I loved seeing more and more cute, small lambs appearing over nights and days.

Over this quarantine every school pupil has been set to do home schooling which has been weird for me - doing Maths and English also French, Geography and History and some PE challenges at home. We were doing zoom meetings – it’s different to see my teacher and class mates on zoom meetings. We usually see each other in my class every day, instead of once a week on zoom.

My brothers and I plus two of my uncles painted all of the sheds in the farm yard. It took us about five days! The sheds look much better so it was worth it. They were painted black before but they looked quite grey and old so we fixed that by painting them again. It is a big change. My Mum, Dad and I painted my chest of drawers white. They were green so they needed a few coats and we had to let it dry. So over all it took two to three days but it looks much better now. We also built a vegetable garden out of old railway sleepers. We have planted lettuce, potatoes, raspberries and two lots of beans.

These days of coronavirus lockdown have been bad but mostly good, considering all the things I have done over the time. With the bike rides, walking by the river, lambing and all sorts of stuff, it was a nice time. I wonder how many more days there will be of this lockdown. I can’t wait to go back to school and see the magnificent world of the outside!

    

 

 

Lockdown has been strange. I have felt so many different feelings. On the first week I was so excited to be working at home. I thought it would be so much fun, but now I have realized...

 

 

 

As we went into isolation, I thought that it was a joke. I was actually quite happy to spend some time out of school (sorry!). At first it was fun going out for walks and playing on the Xbox with my friends more than usual, and playing with my dog Lenny. It was also fun spending more time with my family, but as the weeks dragged on I was becoming more aware that it wasn't going to end soon. As it reached week three or four, I was getting increasingly fed up. It stayed like this until week nine...

 

 

Oh, and before we finish, we couldn't forget revealing the winner of the final Bosbury weekly photo competition which Mrs. McManus has been running as a lockdown activity over the last few weeks! Congratulations to this very smiley winner of the first ever Great Bosbury Bake-Off competition - her original stained glass-style biscuits really won over Mary Berry!