We are very pleased to announce our OBHS Poet Laureate for 2012 as Georgina Dunkinson of 7CR. Her award is all the more remarkable as she is not only the first girl to receive the title but she is also the youngest at just 11 years of age.
Georgina's winning poem was inspired by the Olympic values and was written to reflect the entry criteria to write a poem about 'striving to achieve your personal best'. We wish Georgina a very creative and enjoyable year.
“I dreamt one night”
I dreamt one night that I, just maybe, Would be the best at sport in my year. My thoughts replaced with glory, as I told the story, I’d be a celebrity within my peer.
I dreamt one night that I, just maybe, Would reach a regional final in sport. My game face was on, as I rapidly raced on, And to my eyes a shimmer was brought.
I dreamt one night that I, just maybe, Would be the best the nation’s ever seen. A trophy I’d be holding, yet still I was never knowing, The best of me was still there for all to see.
I dreamt one night that I, just maybe, Would dazzle the whole continent. Over years I was budding, and now just becoming, Healthy, happy and full of confidence.
I dreamt one night that I, just maybe, Would win an Olympic race. By now I was beaming, my mother’s eyes streaming, Each time I tried to pick up the pace.
I dreamt one night that I, just maybe, Had achieved more than ever before. I had gazed straight ahead, like everyone else, And found the fun in a little sport.
I knew that night that I, for sure, Was a winner just for me. Not through figures and facts and winners, But by being the best I could possibly be. I saw the strength in a loss, And the luck in a toss, And realised that I was only here to beat me.
Previous OBHS Poet Laureates
2009 Jordan Bailey of 10T 2010 Gareth Townsend of 10T 2011 Michael Kelly of 10CO