POLARS

When Henry Bear went to Polars Care Home.

Henry Bear is a Creative Writing Workshop that lasts around an hour and takes place in care homes across the Isle of Wight. Ideas and thoughts are discussed in relation to Henry who is just your typical stuffed bear. Our little bear sparks childhood memories and explores creative thinking that takes Henry on many adventures and are then formed into incredible poems and story’s.

Below is the work produced by residents at Polars.


A story created by the residents of Polars Residential Care Home.

 Henry flew to Egypt on his magic carpet of many colours.

He wanted to go somewhere warm on holiday.

He landed at Cairo to stay in a big wooden tent that stood amongst many others.

Henry was hungry after his journey so he went to a hotel.

There he had tea, cake and gooseberry jam on bread and butter

Going back to his tent he got lost and met a snake.

Henry ran away but the snake slithered after him.

Henry had to stop because he’d run out of breath.

The snake said he just wanted to be friends. He was called Sam and it was hard being a snake because no-one liked them.

Henry felt sorry for the snake and so they became friends

The snake showed Henry the way back to his tent.

Henry also made friends with a little bear called Herbert who was staying on the camp site.

Henry gave a tea party for all friends before sailing back to the Isle of Wight.

He met up with all his friends at Polars and cooked them a meal.

His kind friends then did all the washing up.

The next day Henry went on a fast sailing boat down the River Medina.

He was helping to crew the boat with his friends and forgot to put on a life jacket.

Henry tripped over a rope and fell into the river.

The snake, which had followed Henry back to England, swam up, wrapped around Henry’s middle and popped him back to the surface where the crew hauled him back on board.

Every one then went and had a cup of tea at the Folly Inn followed by supper at the Bargeman’s Rest.

December 4th 2015


I am River

I am the river and I am wide

I would be a rowing boat.

I am water

Children fall into me

I am lovely to walk beside.

I have swam in the river

I am water, flowing slow with lots of boats.

I am home to the fish.

I go slow

People mess about on me, feed the ducks, get muddy.

I would rather be land.

I see such sights and watch the picnics

I see things hanging out of windows.

I go in and out with the tide

I am fast flowing water.

I am liked.

I am just a river.

Written by the residents of Polars Care Home December 2015

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