Mrs Almond (Wilburton School Headmistress) reading a poem she wrote for her retirement evening.
Mrs Almond, Wilburton head mistress, reading a poem she wrote
So what should I say after all these long years ,
What to say what to tell you and hold back in the tears .
I have a very big problem you see .
You have all have become my big family.
And ive laughed and ive cried and worried with you .
But maybe thats something you never know.
Some ups and some downs had me in a state. Jumping to governments every dictate
You have to keep so many balls in the air.
Sometimes I thought this isnt fair.
Drop one and Ofsted’s sure to be there .
And you think of remarks that you can’t possibly share.
And just when you think there might be some ease.
Here comes the latest of several crises.
A child or adult in hospital, well thats very sad.
So the rest after all is not quite so bad.
Like the heaters on fire I know( bleap bleap bleap,)
Evacuate all ,the Engines ringing its bell.
School has a flood, we empty pot after pot.
Was that your best summer? well no it was not.
The drains have collapsed so Christmas festivities will go on.
With the earth mounds in lava tones .
.A £9,000 bill well what do we think.
Not that much water can have gone down the sink .
A mistake– well know it’s not that.
So I have nightmares for dreams And feel like a (bleap)
And then there’s the staff a motley old crew.
And I tell you extremely mischievous to .
There’s a time I complained of a horrible smell .
Then found it was milk in jug that I had left o- well.
They hid it in my room , where hour after hour.
I had to endure my misdemeanour .
I was out of the school when an inspector came .
A very nice lady best not say her name .
The staff, well they locked her in the loo.
And I have it on good authority to.
That she had to bang and shout.
Before anyone came to let her out .
Mr Giddens was told off, the story spread far and near.
Well we all know who’s in charge of the locks around here.
When I returned they related with glee.
Just what had happened and expected me.
To think it’s funny,— which I did.
But they have sailed this ship along with me.
In to safe and calm waters as you see.
And I want to thank them all for their part .
My grateful thanks from the bottom of my heart.
Not just the teachers but everyone here.
Who have supported this school we all hold so dear.
Volenteers and W.S.A.and every T.A.
You have all had a major role to play.
The govenners like little tug boats with no personal gain.
Nudge our ship safely out into the main.
Children and Parents your special to.
I want you to know that is all down to you.
That whenever anyone visit here they all say.
What a great atmosphere please continue to be the kind people your are.
Wilburton school will always shine like a star .
A beacon of light for all to see.
Everyone will always say that is the way to be .
So now the ship is sailing once more .
And I will wave you Godspeed from the shore.