Grass clippings

Tes Editorial

I am sure Carborundum really meant to say that Gillian Shephard chose as a favourite poem "At Grass" not "Cut Grass" (Diary, TES, September 22).

If so, she chose a poem that proves (like "Wedding Wind" or "Whitsun Weddings") that great joy and life-enhancement could burst even from "the gloomy northern cyclist".

She also shows that, while she might not know a decent education policy when she sees one, she knows a good poem.

COLIN PICKTHALL MP

House of Commons

London SW1

Register to continue reading for free

It only takes a moment and you'll get access to more news, plus courses, jobs and teaching resources tailored to you

Latest stories

coronavirus live

Coronavirus and schools: LIVE 10/8

A one-stop shop for teachers who want to know what impact the outbreak of the virus will have on their working lives
Tes Reporter 10 Aug 2020