Year 5 explores diversity through poetry

Posted: 18th January 2021

In their remote PSHCEE classes, Year 5 girls have been looking at celebrating diversity.

Using Benjamin Zephaniah’s poem ‘The British’ for inspiration the class collaborated to write their own version of the poem.


Recipe for 5DBB

Serves 20

Take some Picts, Celts and Silures
And let them settle
Then overrun them with Roman conquerors.
Remove the Romans after approximately 400 years
Add lots of Norman French to some
Angles, Saxons, Jutes and Vikings, then stir vigorously.
Mix some South Africans, Americans and Hawaiians
Then take a blend of Irish, Chinese, Spanish and Scottish
Combine with some Pakistanis, Australians and Latvians
And turn up the heat.
Sprinkle some fresh Swedes, Indians, Greeks and Norwegians
Then add to the melting pot.
Leave the ingredients to simmer.
As they mix and blend allow their languages to flourish
Binding them together with English.
Allow time to be cool.
Add some kindness, loyalty and compassion,,
Serve with friendship
And enjoy being in 5DBB

Note: All the ingredients are equally important. Treating one ingredient better than another will leave a bitter unpleasant taste.

Warning: An unequal spread of justice will damage the people and cause pain.

Gives fun and enjoyment to everyone.