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Transitions Project: Poetry by Clifton Green Primary School (1)

Posted on 11 May 2012 | Poem

Transitions Project: Poetry by Clifton Green Primary School (1)

This poem, written by pupils of Clifton Green Primary School, explores the city’s history from past to present.

“In the past my town was called Jorvik,
The Vikings, they did their worst to destroy it!
The Romans, well they called me Eboracum!
They were cruel and mean, so I had to sack ‘em!

1212 was the Year I came to be!
A landmark in my history.
Given the freedom to govern my own fate,
Destiny in my hands a history to create!

In 1705 Dick Turpin was born,
Oh and how lovely he was it was sworn,
But little did his mother know what was to become,
Of her precious, lovely, adorable son!

Not my favourite character over the years,
He looted and cheated and caused a few tears!

A highway man known throughout the land,
His end was signed by his own hand.”