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Submissions for the 2019 edition of ‘Shared Stories’ are now open. Students from all year levels are encouraged to submit a piece of writing on the theme ‘Gratitude’. Their writing can take any form. Art work, including photographs and drawings, can also be submitted for publication.

Students should speak to their English teacher if they are keen to enter and email any submissions to Ms Joyce before the end of Term 3.  We have included a poem written by Year 7 student Sophie Chinnock which will feature in the edition published at the end of the year. Enjoy!

The Flavours of Greece
By Sophie Chinnock, Year 7

The scent of home,
Is in the air.
The food,
My family always shares. 

The food,
I always long to eat.
Delicious food,
That comes from Greece. 

I’d like to tell you,
And then you’ll know.
Why Greece,
Is my culinary place to go. 

My Grandfather’s father,
And his wife.
Came to Australia,
for a better life. 

They had few possessions,
But enough to please.
The most treasured of all,
Were their recipes. 

Sharing tastes and flavours,
And memories of home.
Helped them feel as though,
They were never alone. 

My personal favourite,
Comes from afar.
It’s the sweet and syrupy,
Baklava. 

Encased in a million,
Layers of pastry.
Its cinnamon filling,
Makes it oh so tasty. 

A meal is not,
Just something sweet.
There are many,
Savoury things to eat. 

Tangy, salty,
Creamy and warm.
These meals can take,
On many forms. 

I like to start,
With something light.
A platter of dips,
Will always delight. 

A scoop of tzatziki
On warm, smokey pita.
A squeeze of lemon,
Adds a touch of bitter. 

A lightly fried wedge,
Of creamy cheese.
It’s called Saganaki,
And is salty as the seas. 

It’s fried in the pan,
Until golden brown.
And we always make sure,
There’s enough to go around. 

While we’re talking,
About the salty sea.
I’m reminded of tender,
Calamari. 

It’s crumbed and cooked,
And made with love.
These flavours are,
Beyond and above! 

The Greeks love to cook,
Their lamb on a spit.
Below is a fire,
That’s been carefully lit. 

The meat spins round,
Until it’s golden crisp.
There’s no roast lamb,
As good as this. 

To go with this plate,
Of wonderful food.
The freshness of a salad,
Will definitely do. 

Lettuce, tomato,
Cucumber, feta.
Compared to others,
This salad is better. 

So all of these foods,
Are important to me.
They help to remind me,
Of who I should be. 

It’s important to remember,
Family of the past.
They’ve helped shaped my future,
To make it last. 

 

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Submissions for the 2019 edition of ‘Shared Stories’ are now open. Students from all year levels are encouraged to submit a piece of writing on the theme ‘Gratitude’. Their writing can take any form. Art work, including photographs and drawings, can also be submitted for publication.

Students should speak to their English teacher if they are keen to enter and email any submissions to Ms Joyce before the end of Term 3.  We have included a poem written by Year 7 student Sophie Chinnock which will feature in the edition published at the end of the year. Enjoy!

The Flavours of Greece
By Sophie Chinnock, Year 7

The scent of home,
Is in the air.
The food,
My family always shares. 

The food,
I always long to eat.
Delicious food,
That comes from Greece. 

I’d like to tell you,
And then you’ll know.
Why Greece,
Is my culinary place to go. 

My Grandfather’s father,
And his wife.
Came to Australia,
for a better life. 

They had few possessions,
But enough to please.
The most treasured of all,
Were their recipes. 

Sharing tastes and flavours,
And memories of home.
Helped them feel as though,
They were never alone. 

My personal favourite,
Comes from afar.
It’s the sweet and syrupy,
Baklava. 

Encased in a million,
Layers of pastry.
Its cinnamon filling,
Makes it oh so tasty. 

A meal is not,
Just something sweet.
There are many,
Savoury things to eat. 

Tangy, salty,
Creamy and warm.
These meals can take,
On many forms. 

I like to start,
With something light.
A platter of dips,
Will always delight. 

A scoop of tzatziki
On warm, smokey pita.
A squeeze of lemon,
Adds a touch of bitter. 

A lightly fried wedge,
Of creamy cheese.
It’s called Saganaki,
And is salty as the seas. 

It’s fried in the pan,
Until golden brown.
And we always make sure,
There’s enough to go around. 

While we’re talking,
About the salty sea.
I’m reminded of tender,
Calamari. 

It’s crumbed and cooked,
And made with love.
These flavours are,
Beyond and above! 

The Greeks love to cook,
Their lamb on a spit.
Below is a fire,
That’s been carefully lit. 

The meat spins round,
Until it’s golden crisp.
There’s no roast lamb,
As good as this. 

To go with this plate,
Of wonderful food.
The freshness of a salad,
Will definitely do. 

Lettuce, tomato,
Cucumber, feta.
Compared to others,
This salad is better. 

So all of these foods,
Are important to me.
They help to remind me,
Of who I should be. 

It’s important to remember,
Family of the past.
They’ve helped shaped my future,
To make it last.