The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)
Pupils deliver the write stuff to raise charity cash with poetry
Talented young poets from Wick have written about what life has been like for them in lockdown.
The works by pupils at Noss Primary have been collected together in a book entitled Home School.
It is being sold to raise money for Caithness Klics, a charity that supports young carers.
Judith Crow, P4G class teacher, said: “I’m just overwhelmed by the fantastic response the children have had to their book but it’s deserved, because each and every poem is something special.
“There is a bit of humour, a bit a frustration, a lot of missing our loved ones and looking forward to being together again.”
All money from the sale of the poems goes to Caithness Klics, which supports around 100 young carers in Caithness and offers weekly support sessions in Wick and Thurso.
Charity manager Wendy Thain said: “As we support young carers in Noss School we were delighted when Miss Crow contacted us regarding raising money for Klics by selling the lovely poems.
“We intend to get our own special edition of the poems for our Klics centre in Wick as a memory and for all our young people to read while visiting the centre.”
The book is available online at justgiving. com/fundraising/ homeschoolpoems while a number of hard copies will be available from Harrold’s butchers in Wick this week.