In reading, we have been looking at the book ‘Coming to England’ by Floella Benjamin. As part of the lesson, we read the chapter where the children travel from Trinidad to England to join their parents, who have moved country, after fifteen months apart. The chapter was very emotional and is written from one of the child’s point of view. My challenge was to rewrite the chapter but from the mother’s point of view. Please have a read of my work below|:
Desperately, I looked for my children. I just couldn’t find them because the docks were a hive of activity. Suddenly, there they were, beaming with joy like angels. I clutched my chest and shook my head with a sigh of relief to say “thank goodness my children are safe.” I started to wipe away tears with my handkerchief and motioned them to stay where they were. Beside me, there was a man. That man was not their father but a social worker. I couldn’t believe my eyes. My children were right over there. Eventually, when the ship was anchored, the social worker went on board up the gangway. He made his way over to them and introduced himself. They all came running towards me and hugged me. I squeezed them so tightly because I had missed them so much. The love and joy that passed through every bit of our bodies was overwhelming.
By Vandana (5 owls)