Service announcement….in the half term break…

“Service announcement- Warehouse colleagues to the warehouse please.”


All the jobs I could have done

This one sounds like so much fun

Making announcements in a store

Calling to workers on the shop floor.


Instead I write reports and mark

Plan my lessons until it is dark

My life is ruled by lessons and bells

Punctuated by rogues and ne-er do wells.


I wouldn’t want to be a zoo-keeper

A nurse, doctor or cabinet maker

I often dream of what might be

Acting in Coronation Street might suit me.


Instead I create my schemes of work

Make presentations that sometimes work

I smile with joy when students succeed

In our tough teens I still believe.


©Alison Jean Hankinson





Author: alisonhankinson

I am a school teacher and a mum and a red cosmic skywalker, and sometimes a netball coach...but beneath it all I am a writer...

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