Ode to Omagh
At NOW Group our participants work hard to upskill and gain qualifications that will assist them on their journey to employment.
The poem below, 'Ode to Omagh' , is about how our NOW Connects participants Catherine, Mary, Christine and Christina all met their numeracy targets in style. They rarely missed a class and always had a positive attitude and were a pleasure to teach. Well done!
Ode to Omagh
Mary Irwin and Catherine McFarland started their class
With several doubts they’d be able to pass
Christina Crawford and Christine Potter saw 2 become 4
Shy and retiring was the group no more!
But since the day of their initial assessment
Their time and effort have been a steady investment
Measurement and multiplying within the classroom
Percentages and pie charts through the medium of Zoom
From Omagh to Dromore to Microsoft Teams
Entry Level maths is just the start it seems
Whatever the platform, they’ll all be there
Thanks, in no small part, to the help of Marie Kerr
Perimeter and area turned out to be a breeze
Decoration of the office was calculated with ease
Not only the cost one would have to pay
But the change they’d expect to come their way
So well done achieving your target
Of how to work out the area of carpet
The length of skirting board, quantity of tiles
How many kilometres, the number of miles
No reason, however, to leave it all here
When you’ve proven once and for all, maths is nothing to fear.