The Average Child

The Average Child

The Average Child by Mike Buscemi   

I don’t cause teachers trouble;
My grades have been okay.
I listen in my classes.
I’m in school every day.

My teachers think I’m average;
My parents think so too.
I wish I didn’t know that, though;
There’s lots I’d like to do.

I’d like to build a rocket;
I read a book on how.
Or start a stamp collection…
But no use trying now.

’Cause, since I found I’m average,
I’m smart enough you see
To know there’s nothing special
I should expect of me.

I’m part of that majority,
That hump part of the bell,
Who spends his life unnoticed
In an average kind of hell.

Mike Buscemi

 

How sad this is.

At Fosse Bank we do not have a single average child.

Every child comes to the school as an individual.

And leaves as an individual.

 

Alison Cordingley