New Beginnings

Standing on top of my world, looking over peaks
And valleys. Where I am is what I see, but what
Awaits in the valleys, out of sight? Could I sneak
A peek, gain an insight? Even a small snapshot
Would be helpful as a career in teaching awaits.
Training complete, time to step into the unknown
And be responsible for my first class, to motivate
Thirty children, to observe how much each will grow
My challenge to make learning relevant and fun,
To ensure each child is engaged in activity,
Learning opportunities for everyone,
Upholding the principle of inclusivity.

Yes, sixty years have passed since that time in ‘sixty three,
Forty years in schools plus ten in University.

Bill Edmunds
May 2023
On top of Cradle Mountain, Tasmania