Congratulations to all who have recently passed their eleven plus. We wish the children every success in the future. Do you remember Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem `A Child’s Thought’?
At seven, when I go to bed,
I find such pictures in my head:
Castles with dragons prowling round,
Gardens where magic fruits are found;
Fair ladies prisoned in a tower,
Or lost in an enchanted bower;
While gallant children ride by streams
That border all this land of dreams
I find, so clearly in my head
At seven, when I go to bed.
We can only hope that the successful children forget very quickly the work and effort they had to make. To the children that nearly passed – our most sincere commiserations.
We hope that reading about dragons, magic fruit, imprisoned ladies and brave men helped the children to do as well as possible.