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Let No-one Steal Your Dreams

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By Paul Cookson, Literacy Time PLUS Poet-in-residence

Looking for a poem to share in your leavers’ assembly? Struggling to find the right words to say to your Year 6 children leaving for secondary school at the end of term? Literacy Time PLUS Poet-in-residence, Paul Cookson, is here to help with this moving and inspiring performance of his poem, ‘Let No One Steal Your Dreams’, available in both text and audio versions

This moving poem by Literacy Time PLUS Poet-in-residence, Paul Cookson, is available here in both audio and text versions, the text being complemented by stunning illustrations by Griselda Holderness

This is a perfect poem to share with Year 6 children leaving primary school this summer – but carries a powerful message to any child, or adult, who has a dream.


‘Let No-one Steal Your Dreams’ by Paul Cookson (audio version) appears on The Very Best of Paul Cookson: A CD of Poems Performed by Paul Cookson (© Macmillan Digital Audio, 2007). Published here by kind permission of Macmillan Children’s Books, London, UK. Text copyright © Paul Cookson 2001.


  1. pupil
    on 27 July 2010

    it is gr8

    i read it out at my leavers mass