Here at Compass Community Schools, we are incredibly proud of the talented students we get to educate and spend our time with. Sometimes these young people can teach us as much as we teach them, and we are truly honoured to help them access the education that they deserve.
Our Compass Schools are holistic places of education, meaning we help our students overcome any barriers to learning that they may have. We want to create a positive association for school with them, striving to inspire and create real change in their learning.
Compass Community Schools are really special environments, we support complex children who have experienced trauma and adverse childhood experiences.
One of our amazing pupils has just received her own copy of the book in which her poem has been published. We are exceptionally proud and have ordered more copies so we can share them with everyone in our Compass Community!
You’ve got a voice, so don’t you dare stay silent
Make some noise and remember it’s a choice
What you choose to do will shape how fast you move or even if you lose
So, stop wasting your time because time is all we got,
Because once you lose time, it’s gone and there is nothing more
Us kids of these days are not okay, are in so much pain
We feel shame of the past and we show that in our scars
The scars buried deep within us, on our arms
Our chests, our stomachs, thighs, and under our collars
Is it sane that so many of us have already died in vain?
The thoughts to end it all deep inside our brains, and why?
you adults ask
Because we feel like no one can mend it
And though we don’t share the same blood
You’re my sister and I love you that’s the truth
Sisters at heart.
I laid next to you while you cried and I told you it would be alright
But where are you now? You’re forever gone,
Dancing in the sky while we all mourn
Here on earth we all cry and why? Because it wasn’t your time
But it’s the bad people who made you die
They lied to you,
It’s just sad you didn’t realise
But now we are all in pain and it’s a shame the people who hurt you made you die in vain
but RIP because I’m glad you no longer feel the shame you felt, what they put on you, now rest in eternity
I hope to see you soon
So many of us feel the need to hurt us, but do you know why?
You don’t want to because the reasons are unheard of
They made you want to die
So now it’s time to rest
Remember to rest easy
For you will always be the best
It’s all so sad, we are all lost at heart
The words deep inside of us now shape who we become
But only once you’re dead,
We will know what’s really gone
Dreams I’ve got dreams, but now let’s be real
Will we ever achieve our dreams? Well let’s just wait and see and only if we stop the greed
Think about us and also about others
For only if we stop hurting us and stop popping dots
Only then we will realise
We are enough to keep
So, when we all get to the end of the road and some of us get old
We will know if life was really
What we all got told.
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