A few years ago we decided as a staff to create a school mascot. We really had no idea what this would be, nor what it would look like, so I invited the children to write a story for us. What we did know is that it would be called ‘Warren’
I remember all too well the story that won and although it has now been lost, I can recount the story reasonably well.
The story was about a monkey who wanted to visit the world. He escaped the jungles in Africa on a large ship which eventually ended up in Portsmouth. At this point Warren the Monkey got off the ship and started wandering about looking for a place to call home. He walked all through Portsmouth without success and headed towards Leigh Park. Again, he stopped at numerous places but each time was disappointed. Then one day he reached Warren Park Primary School. He knocked on the door. He was tired and hungry and more importantly lonely. Within the school he was welcomed with open arms, the children were wonderful to him, the staff fed him and everyone made him feel welcome. At last Warren had found home, a home that he has lived in ever since. And not surprisingly he invited his friends, Theodore, Lavinia, Esther and Laurence to join him. And what a bunch they are joining together to celebrate the school motto of ‘Listen, Think, Learn and Enjoy’.