Poems about School by Children Age 12 and Above

The entries for the kids poetry competition have started to arrive. Below you'll find poems about school and home schooling written by young poets aged 12 and older.

Teachers are so weird by Faatimah

The more astute among our readers, especially those who read pages from the bottom up, will already have discovered that Faatimah is home schooled, which add an extra twist to this delightful poem about the frustrations of the teacher pupil relationship. Parents evenings must be a giggle!

Author

Age

13

From

Birmingham, England

My mum gave me the idea for this poem, because she sometimes tells me what the teacher in the poem says!

Teachers are so weird

My teachers are totally weird
Today my teacher was gabbling in alien language giving me a headache
I couldn't take it so I muttered ‘oh just be quiet’
She heard and glared at me
‘Only teachers can speak like that and children do NOT answer back’
So I stomped my feet in disagreement
‘Oh will you stop being so childish’
See, she just said a minute ago I was a child and now I can’t behave like one
I wish she’d make her mind up

Swap Day by Faatimah

A fertile imagination and a strong sense of social justice collide in Faatimah's poem about role reversal at school. I won't ruin the fun by revealing any more…

Author

Age

13

From

Birmingham, England

I wrote this poem because that's how I think schools should be, only they swap more often!!!

Swap Day

At my school once a year we do a swap,
It was my turn to be head teacher
She appeared and I handed her the mop
The other teachers sat with the class
I decided it was time for revenge
‘Class dismissed’ I yelled
‘You, you and you lot detention room now’
The teachers eyed me warily
I called cook and gave her the orders
She frowned ‘are you sure?’
I nodded mischievously
I ordered the teachers to write a thousand times ‘pupils are better teachers’
At lunch we devoured chips and burgers with the best desserts ever!
I glanced at the teachers and glared
‘You eat up your broccoli n cabbage soup and eat up your yummy sprout and cherry tomato sundae’
I was making the most of it, as I knew how the day would end
The head teacher took her place gladly glaring at me
‘We are pleased to announce that we have decided that swaps day will be discontinued’
And so I savour the memory of this day!

The School Kitty by Faatimah

Faatimah entered three poems in last year's family competition about her mother, father and sister. She also clearly read my critique of the winning poems in which I said Anyone who knows me knows that I adore all cats, but especially black ones. So Faatimah has cleverly written a really beautiful poem about her school cat which is black and adorable. Before anyone starts complaining that they don't have a school cat, read Faatimah's comments and you'll discover she's home schooled. And did I mention friendly female feline is an example of amazingly accomplished alliteration? Bravo, Faatimah.

Author

Age

13

From

Birmingham, England

I wrote this poem about my cat because we're home schooled so she’s allowed in the classroom and she’s exactly like the cat in the poem. 

The School Kitty

The school puss
Is a friendly female feline
It’s a secret, but she’s mine
She’s cute, she’s black
She’s got a long furry back
She jumps from table to table
She’s strong, she’s stable
As my pen moves on the paper
She tries to catch it, doing a little caper
She’s lively, but she gets sleepy
She can be sly and sneaky
When she’s tired she likes to lounge on my work
Seeing me annoyed as I try to move her, she gives a smirk
When she visits her tray of litter
The teacher wrinkles her nose and frowns with a tut n titter
She’s sleek and likes to prowl
So I call her little panther

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