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!

Dreams continued!

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

But

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

 

Bella

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.

 

Midsummer

Roses are red

Blossoms are blue

Midsummers day is here

Hooray, woohoo

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.