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W/b 25th Septemeber 2017

This week we have had a busy week, including the International day of Languages and National Poetry Day. For European day of languages Sphinx class looked at Greece.  We started with Athens vs Sparta - the Athenians were the winners!  Followed by designing our own shields and crests.  We have also tasted olives and feta cheese - not everyone thought this was fun!


By Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you

Are losing theirs and blaming it on you:

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

But make allowance for their doubting too:

If you can wait and not be tired of waiting,

Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,

And yet don’t look too good or talk too wise.


If you can dream…and not make dreams your master:

If you can think…and not make thoughts your aim.

If you can meet with triumph and disaster

And treat those two imposters just the same.

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken

Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life too, broken,

And stoop and build ‘em up with worn out tools:


If you can make one heap of all your winnings

And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

And lose, and start again at your beginnings,

And never breathe a word about your loss:

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

To serve your turn long after they are gone.

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

Except the will which says to them: ‘Hold On!’


If you can walk with crowds and keep your virtue.

Or walk with kings…nor lose the common touch.

If neither foes not loving friends can hurt you.

If all men count with you, but none too much:

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds worth of distance run.

Yours is the earth and everything that’s in it,

And…which is more…you’ll be a Man, my son!