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Greens Farms Academy is a PreK-12, coed school in Westport, CT

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The Music Within
360 of a circle

"Take On Me" (written by A-Ha, Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket, Pål Waaktaar; arr. by Pentatonix)

"Hallelujah" (written by Leonard Cohen, arr. by Pentatonix)

The Way We Live Now

The assignment: Write a piece for a literary journal dedicated to honest, vivid, and memorable nonfiction storytelling and reporting about the coronavirus outbreak. The task is to capture the human side of the story, documenting this extraordinary time with clarity and specificity. 

baby robins

By Avery Woodworth '22

The sun was radiant one Wednesday afternoon for a reason, although I didn’t know the reason for a while. The short blades of grass and the blooming hydrangeas planted beneath the window of my father’s office danced in the gentle breeze, and the flitting birds had a cheerful, even jubilant note in their songs.

clouds

By Jordan Liu '20

A couple of houses down the street, an overworked garage door groans, and out of the garage barrels a crusty red Toyota Camry. Though the windshield is stained with yellow pollen, it is clear that the driver is wearing a white cloth face mask and purple latex gloves. Hardly a surprise.

Fire

By Norelisa Nascimento '20

If I could, I would set up sixty-eight more chairs for each of my senior classmates. I try to stay hopeful for the day I get to hug all of them again, which seems like a heartwarming dream. With every stir, the embers come back to life. Don’t let the fire die.

Zip chip

By Jack Ramsay '20

The ZipChip feels like a soft hug around my gloved finger, and as I release it I’m generously offering the hug to my friend’s gloved finger, and he continues the train of affection to the next receiver. It’s a sanitary expression of longing and recognition.

bench near pond

By Callie Morgan '20

Whatever the reason, I always felt the need to multitask. I passed the time listening to a podcast for history class or FaceTiming a friend, AirPods always in, head always down. It felt wrong to be without my phone this time, but I knew that we needed some time apart, so I persevered.


 

Aristeia

Enjoy some of the creative writing pieces our students are turning out this spring:

light bulb

By Eleanor Raveis '27

I squeeze my legs to my chest and start to think about my grandparents and if they are okay. The counselors yell, “Tornado warning!!” I walk through the people who are all scared and are wondering what is happening.

Read More about The Storm
Lighthouse

By Cayla Bernstein '21 

Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Ireland. Many tourists here, writers looking for an escape. They admire the lighthouse at the end of a sandpaper pier. Some watch the sun rise, some watch it set. Some even do both

Read More about How Nice It Was
Dragonfly

By Marcus Ng '20

That time of year came once again.  The weather warmed, and outdoor recess came back to life.  Our hill turned from white to green as the dark grey days turned into long sunny ones, melting the snow and dullness of winter away.

Read More about Narnia