Over the last few weeks, mysterious, large wooden trees have been sprouting up on walls in a variety of places across Fyling Hall. They have appeared in the Junior School, the 6th form study room, outside of the office, in the corridors of the sports hall, biology, physics and biology labs, and inside the music, maths and French classrooms. But these trees are not just ordinary trees: they are “Poe-trees”, designed to display the poems, lyrics and creative words written or found by the pupils and teachers from our school.
The trees have been made, (courtesy of Mr Squirrel’s expertise with a saw) to support whole school literacy, and to highlight to pupils the importance of creative and carefully chosen words across all of the subject areas.
The science “Poe-trees” display pupils’ poems about atoms and life matter. Dr Richardson is particularly pleased with his own trademarked version: “The Chemis-tree”. There are French poems, pupils’ own music lyrics, poems that ruminate on the difficulties of maths prep, autobiographical poems where pupils remember their first day of school, and inspiring sports-related poems that encourage children to always strive to achieve their best.
Thank you very much to Mr Squirrell for actually creating the “Poe-trees”, and to Daniel Cheshire and Michael McCormack (who left Fyling Hall for university last year) for helping to paint the trees during their precious holidays!