Blog / June 24th, 2020
Rhymes, Riddles & Rambles – World Writing Day
As some of you may already know, today is World Writing Day. To celebrate this, we would like to share some of our favourite creative writing entries for our virtual Rhymes, Riddles & Rambles Challenge.
If you haven’t already, but would like to take part in this challenge, you can find out all the information you need here.
Thank you to everyone who has already sent in their creative writing entries to us, we are looking to send out the virtual badges and Certificates within the next few days. Due to the high demand for this challenge we have also produced a physical copy of the badge which is now available for pre-order on the retail website, you can find this here.
Lockdown and Rainbows
Little did we know the impact it would have;
Our lives changed forever.
Covid-19 caught the world by surprise!
Key workers, like knights in shining armour rose to the challenge.
Death, sadly, would make headline news;
Ordinary lives, changed forever.
Working, schooling and Guiding from home were the norm.
No close contact allowed, families separated.
And yet, hope remained!
New norms were created!
Rainbows in windows put smiles on the faces of those walking by.
Acts of kindness were no longer random;
Inspiration came from Captain Tom Moore.
Nobody’s lives will be the same again
Our future history lessons will tell of how we saved the world.
We stayed home,
Stayed safe 💖
By Sally Nash, Unit leader 1st Glinton Rainbows, Helpston District, Cambs-West
Lockdown word art
“I chose words that are the most relevant to my lockdown experience as it’s been a real time to get off the usual ‘treadmill’ of general business and appreciate a slower pace, nature and family more. I’m very thankful that, so far, my loved ones have stayed safe.”
By Catherine Leigh, North West Norfolk Division Commissioner
We’ve got a new puppy called Bella
Who refuses to do what we tell her.
She poos on the floor,
runs out of the door
and her tail wags like a propellor.
By Mia Walkey, age 6. A Rainbow with Scopwick and Kirkby Green unit, Lincolnshire South.
Roses are red
Blossoms are blue
Midsummers day is here
Midsummers day leaves again
Maybe next year I’ll build a den
To watch sunrise and sunset
My alarm is set, hope I don’t forget
By Eliza, 7th Leighton Buzzard Brownies, Bedfordshire
Things I really enjoy doing in lockdown
“This explains Ellen’s feelings at this time, good and bad and how and when the lockdown started.”
By Ellen Pyburn, aged 9, 1st Beccles Brownies, North East Division, Girlguiding Anglia.