Year 9 Art and Poetry develop creativity24/09/2019
Historical versus Contemporary Art
These striking illustrated historical vessels with contemporary components and media were created by Year 9 Art students. This term, they have been comparing Historical versus Contemporary Art. They have questioned “what is art history?” and studied how art movements are influenced.
Lord of the Flies Acrostics
Three Year 9 classes have written acrostic poems inspired by the novel Lord of the Flies.
In an acrostic poem the first (or other) letter of each line spells out a word, message or title. In this case, LORD OF THE FLIES.
Students used their knowledge from taking part in Literacy Circles. They held group discussions on different aspects of the novel Lord of the Flies. Characters, themes, setting, symbols and events inspired their individual pieces of poetry.
Mrs Karen McDougall, English Teacher
Lost and abandoned
Order once present
Remember when everything was fine?
Distant, distant memories
Of better times
Friends and family now gone
These lingering thoughts
Happiness so fleeting
Exhilarating in the moment
Flickering under the harsh light of the present
Lights so dim yet blinding
I’m truly alone, conversing with my memories
Even the depressed looking plants seem to pity me
Solitude is not for me.
Ruby McEvoy (9B1)
Left to fend for themselves.
Odds were against them.
Rescue is the only hope.
Death was becoming common.
Order turns to disorder.
Fire was the only way to be rescued.
Torture and punishments given.
Help was needed.
Each had their own ideas.
Fear of the beast.
Lack of order and discipline.
Insane and savage behaviour.
Escalating thirst for hunting.
Sadistic actions by the tribe.
Jiya Patel (9B3)
Listening to the music
Ordinary days leaving with the candle still lit
Reasoned to believe the bad things are at rest
Drowned in what is considered happiness
Open to suggestion
Feeling to let in a few exceptions
Tenth time we’ve been here
Hearing thoughts coming in and out
Existing in the back of the subconscious
Flying through different mechanisms
Lying to those closest
It’s too close to realism
Everything is crashing without permission
Sending away the music
Leader of some boys is Ralph
On an Island
Rocks surrounding the castle
Darkness at night
Oceans that isolate the boys
Fear of the Beasty
The plane which crashed
Heat from the fire the boys made
Emptiness from the isolation
Frightened from the boys savagery
Lifeless was how Piggy looked when he died
Islanders become savage
Each of the boys are terrorized
Sounds that scare the boys at night
Loneliness within the deserted island
Order and disorder from the boys
Remote island the boys are stuck on
Dense forest in which Simon finds sanctuary
Opposing options from Ralph and Jack
Fierce hunting of the pigs by Jack
The beast creating fear in everyone
Huts on the beach that give the boys safety
Exciting opportunities for the littluns
Fear from the littluns
Leadership is needed by Ralph
Isolation within the island
Exiled out for friendships
Security from the dangers of the forest
Living on the island was difficult
Oblivious at the beginning
Rescue was still being considered
Determination was soon lost
Order was built but soon forgotten
Fear started to overcome the boys
Troubling times were upon them
Help was not going to come
Everyone was confused
Fire was built in an effort to build a society
Life was not getting better
Impacts of corrupt leadership
Evidently took their toll
Someday, would they be saved?