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A visit from a Highwayman!

On Thursday Year 5 had an early morning shock when an uninvited guest appeared on our class room! John Nevison, famous Highwayman, took Miss Anderson up on her offer of using the school as a hideout. He was being chased by the local constable and needed somewhere to rest until night fall.

 

While John 'Swift Nick' Nevison hid out in Year 5 he told the children all about his life and how many people mistook him for a crook. He had very different stories about himself to those printed in the paper. So, the children had to right history and re-write tales and a ballad about him. Some also had to write a letter to a newspaper in support of his good nature.

 

Here is a verse from the poem that Kitty Greenly re-wrote:

 

Did you ever hear tell of that hero,

Brave Nevison is his name,

He rides the land like a pirate,

And helping poor is his game.

He is like a gentleman,

Nice and kind,

He rides the land like a pirate,

And everyone likes him therefore.

 

John Nevison also showed us how his gun worked, how he uses his sword, and how he wears his mask to conceal his identity.

 

Year 5 had SO much fun.

 

 

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