This is life! This is beauty!

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During our Y10 English Literature lesson this afternoon, we looked outside of our classroom window and saw a spectacular sight…. the most wonderful sunset across the sky above Ravenscar.

We immediately packed our bags and went to the Rose Garden to make the most of the inspiring surroundings and because I wanted my class to hear to one of my favourite poems: “Cloths of Heaven…” If you look at the photos you can see why the sky made me think of this WB Yeats’ poem!!

Moving literature, heard in a sublime location with a ferociously beautiful sunset in the background. ‘This is life!’ I told the class. ‘This is beauty!’

They didn’t need much convincing 🙂

Claire Park

Head of English, Curriculum and Enrichment

‘Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,   
Enwrought with golden and silver light,   
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths   
Of night and light and the half light,   
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;   
I have spread my dreams under your feet;   
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.’

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