The past week has been tough for everyone in the upper North Island who has been bombarded with rain. And now children can’t go back to school until Tuesday. That is also tough!
I am sending a big bouquet of warm thoughts to everyone, and hope we all stay safe and warm and dry when the next rain dump comes.
I live in West Auckland and am so boosted by the kindness of our communities. So many people have pitched in to help with food, spades, sandbags, tractors, dry paddocks, phone calls, neighbour checks, spare clothes and toys, spare beds, offers to help.
I want to open Poetry Box up for the week in case children would love a chance to get their work on the blog.
If you know a keen young writer and artist in Tāmaki Makaurau who can’t go to school this week but who would love to send me a poem or story or drawing or artwork I will post some on Poetry Box this week. I will post them as I get them (as long as we have power – we did lose it for two days!).
I will choose some children to send a book to.
Deadline: Monday 6th February 9 pm
Topic: whatever you like plus send a little bio of yourself
Include: name, age year, name of school
Send to: email@example.com
DON’T FORGET to put STORM challenge in email subject line