One teacher had given children a poem about a father’s love for his child called ‘Nettles’ by Vernon Scannell. She told them it was a poem about nettles and the children had to agree or disagree.
The poem described the child being hurt by the nettles in a way which suggested that the father was thinking that he could only do so much to help his child throughout their life. This stimulated and created powerful discussion, with the children directing this.
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