Fishing for Words
Imagine that you are barefoot and walking down a dirt path towards a stream. You can hear water trickling over the stones. It is very hot and you are eager to cool off. Upon arriving at the stream you dip your toes into the cool water and sit on a mossy stone listening to the distant waterfall pounding over the rocky outcrop. You watch the water as it swirls in eddies over the stones and watch as a school of brightly coloured fish swim past your toes. The fish brush your feet as they swim towards the sea. Suddenly you are astonished to see the young fish, leap from the water and turn into fresh young words.
Snatching your pen and paper you begin to write quickly in order to catch them before they disappear
Some responses from Primary School Students
Stillness! Silence! I can't take it
Tickle your smooth hands along our slippery scales and feel all the beautiful
Miranda McDonald, Haig Street Primary School