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Still my beating mind

Ben's Film, Highly Commended, 8-11 years



Who created it?

Ben, age 10



"Hi, I’m Ben. I am ten years-old and I love reading, Lego, singing and maths. I love reading because it’s a way of being transported to magical worlds and I like trying to solve mysteries with the characters. I also love Lego because it is pure imagination what you build. I like singing because you can express all your emotions and feelings through it with your voice, and maths because it’s always challenging you because there is a right answer to push you. One more thing, I love my teddy Ratty!"


My creative response


About my creative response

"I chose poetry because I like expressing my opinions through flowing words. For me, poetry is a form of music. I also chose a drawing as a background because drawing is calming and blossom trees look so lovely and beautiful.”


What does this Shakespeare quote mean to you?

"This means when my mind is full, what do I do to calm it? I enjoy football, tennis, reading and lying in bed."


What do you do to ‘still your beating mind’?

“To calm me I play piano music while reading or play my guitar. Also singing emotionally powerful music helps me calm and relax.”


What is your favourite Shakespeare quote?

‘Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?’