Towers School and Sixth Form Centre

Turing

Lois (KS3 Poet Laureate) 

 'It is the people no one can imagine anything of

who do the things no one can imagine.'

 

Turing was a genius and Turing was a hero

But if I'm neither one, it does not make me zero

Alan Turing's pardon comes 60 years too late

Our country showed him no love then, just hate

By branding him a criminal, they sealed his fate

So excuse me if I choose not to celebrate

 

No mercy for a World War Two peacekeeper

Computer pioneer and top-secret code breaker

All this overshadowed by his sexuality

In 1952 he was convicted for homosexuality 

 

Kyle (KS4 Poet Laureate)

To fit the Times:
To fit the times we roll the dice, 

We cuff our sleeves, folded collars on shirts

Entering the gates through the cleanest dirts 

Of a saturated education yet we scatter like mice. 

 

To fit the times, there is a change,

Not the cuffs on our sleeves, not the ivory 

Collars on our shirts. We have no added glory,

No added shame, just the change of a name

Not the bricks or building, the titled frame. 

 

To fit the times, we welcome Turing,

No change to the cuffs on our sleeves or

The collars on our shirts, the ties on our necks or the lessons we bore. 

The change of a name, no support in 

Our future aspirations, just tilted italics in lavish appreciation.

 

To fit the times, we still roll the dice,

We still cuff our sleeves, we still collar our shirts.

We still enter the gates with swarming swirling serpents in the dirt.

Snipping and snapping our ankles, and still we run like mice.

Homework / Prep

Term Dates

Sixth Form

Performing Arts