The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)

Pupils de­liver the write stuff to raise char­ity cash with poetry

- BYKIRSTEN ROBERT­SON Society · Arts · Poetry · Charity · Literature

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.

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