St Peter’s Primary School - Plymouth by Rev’d Paul Collings
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
In Wyndham Square there still stands
The primary school where little hands
First learned to write and eyes to read.
As in its rooms young minds did feed.
The teacher’s skill, their tender care
Where children’s minds become aware
Of life’s potential, set their feet
On paths made firm, each journey greet.
There too relationships did grow
And how to share and so to know
That in the lives of others find
Creator’s will with ours entwined.
So thankful, Lord, for those school years
Where learning grew in spite of fears;
For teacher’s who in me could see
A future day what I could be.
For those who teach in this our day
With different pressures, Lord, I pray
That they will too hold in their heart
Each child’s uniqueness from the start.
Help each to see unfolding way
As if each step was a new day,
Help them with care and steadfastness
Capture, inspire such worthiness.
‘Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.’ –Benjamin Franklin