A Fine Fibonaccian Feat!

Don’t forget that Junior School Principal Tony Kilcommons is also half of the Sixth Form class teacher dynamic duo, along with Ms. Loomes. And recently Mr. Kilcommons ran a special competition for his class involving ‘Fibonacci’ poems, which Mr. Kilcommons was kind enough to explain to us:

The Italian mathematician Fibonacci wrote a book, Liber Abaci, in 1202. In this book he describes his now famous number sequence. The rule is that each number is equal to the sum of the preceding two numbers. He always used the first number twice. A Fibonacci poem (or fib) is based on the Fibonacci sequence. The number of syllables in each line equals the total number of syllables in the preceding two lines.

The winner of this toughly and closely fought competition was Lydia O’Connor and here is her prize-winning poem, describing one of the more positive lockdown experiences:

One (1)

Fine (1)

Day a (2)

Schnauzer dog (3)

Came into my life (5)

Elegant, smart and mischievous (8)

He took total charge of me, patiently explaining (13)

That he was the alpha, the king (8)

Knowing how dogs think (5)

I then knew (3)

He was (2)

The (1)

Boss (1)