Week 2 Mr Fox meets the BFG by Shane F

One calm dark night Mr. Fox was looking for food in the town. Usually, Mr fox had to keep very quiet when looking for food but that night he saw an enormous dark figure in the street with a huge net catching something. He silently crept around a wall to get a closer look at look at it .

It looked like it was wearing a long black cloak so Mr Fox ran over to a bin to hide from the terrifying giant but suddenly the tall black figure picked him up and put him in his large hand.

He then  ran into the forest and  said, “I won’t hurt you –  I is the BFG.”

 “Please take me home, ” Mr. Fox pleaded . The BFG carried Mr fox home and before he could saw thank you the BFG was gone.

Week 2 :The Golden Tickets by Dylan O’ C

One day Charlie Bucket was at a sleepover at his friend Mike T.V’s house. Mike’s parents owned a mansion and they went out for the night. So it was just the boys alone in the house. They had 2 full boxes of wonka chocolate bars. They decided to look for Golden Tickets.

Three hours later Mike T.V got a ticket. He did not know what to do with it so he went down to the shop. Charlie kept opening wonka bars and eventually he got a ticket as well.

Week 2 Charlie’s Strange Adventure by Calum

Charlie Bucket was an ordinary boy who loved exploring the woods. One day he came across a door. There was a sign on it that said, “Caution do not enter.” But Charlie being a curious boy decided to go down the ladder behind the door and there were a long tunnel and signs that pointed downwards.

Charlie followed the signs to the very end and came to another door. This door had a mysterious letter stuck to it that said: “You have been chosen.”

So Charlie went in. The door behind him slammed shut and  there was another letter on it. It said “A key is hidden on this island. Try to survive and find the key.”

A very distressed Charlie  eventually found the key. He now wondered what this key was for?

Week 2 The Tiny Umpa Lumpas By Christopher

I woke up hearing my friends whispering by the window.

“What are you looking at?”, I asked as they turned around in fright.

They didn’t say anything but Alan pulled me over and whispered,                  “Why don’t you have a look?”

I opened my mouth with amazement as I saw tiny people climbing up on each other looking into bedroom windows. I wondered what were they doing?

I shouted, “What are you doing?”

They all then fell down off the man-made tower and they started running towards us. They were just about to speak but then I  … woke up. It was all just a dream.



Week 2 The Original Story of the BFG By Robert

One day  Sophie asked the BFG a question,

“Were you born a giant?”

“No I wasn’t born as a giant,” the BFG replied.

“Then who were you?” Sophie wondered.BFG

The BFG proceeded to tell Sophie his story…

“In earlier times I was called Harry Potter. When I defeated Voldemort somebody from his people changed me into a giant. I became an abominable monster. I destroyed Hogwarts when I was out of control and I had to run away because I could get killed.”

Suddenly Sophie asked, “You were Harry Potter – why didn’t you turn yourself back into a human?”

“I lost my powers as well – so after I killed Voldemort  I came into this cave.”



Week 1: The training in rugby By Kajus.

On Sunday I had rugby training and we had six people at training which is small numbers for us because we mostly have 12 people at training on           Sundays. And I thought well that was a good start to training this Sunday – NOT!

Throughout the year we have improved in our passing and tackling and our skills are very good.  My dad is a rugby trainer and I’m really proud of him. My favourite sport is rugby and my favourite rugby player is Dave Kearney. He plays for Leinster in Ireland.

Week 1 Holidays By David A

“Come on -you’re going to be late!”said dad.

Waking up at two o’clock in the morning we were heading to Portugal for two weeks and our flight was at five. So when we left we were all delighted about heading off. .We got to the airport and we were first to get on the flight.The day couldn’t get any better. But it did. We got to the hotel and it was amazing.

“Mom, take a picture of us”

“Okay,”she said, “let me get my phone.”

The phone was missing and I thought well what a start. Luckily we found the phone in the bottom of a suitcase.

Week 1 The Worst Start to the Season by Bryan

It was the first game of the season Cork vs Dublin. The game had just begun. I got the ball and my foot got caught in the ground and I was taken off and rushed to hospital .

I had an x ray and it showed that I dislocated my ankle from its socket. And I thought “well what a start .” I came out of hospital 3 weeks later. And the long road of recovery was to begin. It was tough but luckily I was back playing next season.


week 1 The blitz by Dylan oc

There is a big blitz coming up.It is basically a big blitz with a cup. All the teams from Duhallow are going to be there. I can’t wait.

The next day I wake up and my mom calls me downstairs and tells me the blitz has been canceled due to bad weather. And I thought well what a start to the day.

Instead I go to my cousins for a sleep over. The next morning I wake up and my mom called me at about 10 am in the morning and told me that the blitz was going to be played on Monday.I was delighted about it.

Week 1 : Monster Hunting By Paul

Roy walked over to the quest counter.

“Operation : Congalala,” Roy whispered. “Lads! you wanna do this quest?”

“Wait…Isn’t this a rank 5 quest?” Rath whimpered.

“Ahh it’ll be fiiiiiine!” Roy said while sharpening his sword.

There it was. It was a giant bear eating honey.

“OK lads we-”

“CHARGE!” Al screamed.

Nobody else charged. Al ran into the bears’ claws. Later the medic crew ran in and brought him back and I thought “well what a start”.

The bear went back.

“Alfred. Set a trap,” Roy said. “Shoot Rebecca!”

“Thanks guys,” Al scowled afterwards. He had a cast.


Week 1 :The Martian By Liam


Suddenly a storm strikes. The team rushes to the escape rocket. Mark is hit and thought to have died. And I thought “well what a start”! He started work for survival. He found a way to reproduce water and potatoes. He has made Mars a livable place.

His home or protective dome is a site called Areas 3. He planned to travel to Areas 4, where the next mission was meant to land 2 years after Areas 3.

His teammates (who are in space) eventually find out he’s alive. They pick up extra supplies from Earth and slingshot themselves towards Mars! They successfully make physical contact with Mark.

He’s heading home!!





Week 1: Adventure of a Lifetime (Part 1) By Jack

Standing before me were ten explorers. I needed to choose four of them to join me on an adventure of a lifetime. We would explore the world, discovering tremendous things.

Choosing the team was quite a challenge. They all had their own skills and weaknesses. Eventually I picked them. Ruth, Conor, Amelia and Eoin. Ruth had a lot of exploring experience. Conor was very brave. Amelia was trying to bamboozle everyone with her amazing intellect and Eoin was doing flips and cartwheels everywhere.

Suddenly, there was a bang. I turned around to see Eoin lying on the floor in a very uncomfortable position and I thought “well what a start.”

Week:1 The Boring Movie by Robert

One morning I watched TV and on the TV was the trailer of the movie “Claws”. “It looks like a funny movie,” I thought but I only looked only at half of the trailer. I didn’t look at the second half of the trailer because

“It looks like a funny movie,” I thought but I only looked only at half of the trailer. I didn’t look at the second half of the trailer because I had to take out trash to the bin.

I decided to watch the whole movie. I was so excited but when I saw the movie I thought it was dumb and I thought sarcastically “Well what a start.”

Week 1 A bad start by Adam

The sun was shining through the trees into my eyes; it was really annoying. It was a work day for me. So I drove into the ZOO. I got ready and went to the snakes. They were not there. The glass was broken and everybody was scared.

“Where are they?” I wondered.

I went outside and I thought well what a start to the day. All the amphibians of the zoo were in front of me. The biggest thing there was a crocodile. He was fat  – really fat and aggressive but he was so slow  -it would take an hour for me to get him back in.

2 weeks later the crocodile was put on a diet.

Week 1 The Launch by Shane F

On the 23rd of October 2035 the Mars one mission was  taking place in the national space centre. Thousands of people were coming from all over the world to see the rocket launch to Mars.

50 astronauts and 2 rockets were getting ready to launch . One rocket had food, water, crops, medicine, animals and building supplies on it that could last the crew for months and the other was for transport.

Chris and I were two of the four pilots getting ready to launch. “James!” Chris shouted, “get ready – we’re leaving in an hour !”

2 days later we  all landed safely on Mars and put up tents and I thought “well what a start. ”


Week 1 By Kyle

One day I was on my phone and I saw a game trailer for the Beta. I went on the video and it played. At the start, there was an explosion and a man came out of the fire. He was on fire but doing nothing. It was like he had never known he was on fire. That was the end and I thought” well what a start. ”

The next day the Beta came out for Xbox one and ps4 and I started downloading it. When it was done I played it.

Week 1: The Mars Disaster by Aivaras

Preparing to land on Mars to live there forever, my team and I had a lot of work to do. A few weeks later we started building the dome so we could breathe. Walking towards  the dome and I thought ” well what a start.”

A few months later the dome was finally finished. Johnny the leader told me to find a way to farm, and I did of course. But after a couple of months, none of the crops had grown. There was air and water. Then we knew why  – there was a hole in the dome.

Week1: A Terrible Trip By Kasparas

In my summer holidays, my family went on a trip to one of the 4 nuclear underground bases. And at first, I thought it was a great place to go to plus it’s a very popular museum. It was one of the 4 best in the world. So it had to be good but I was wrong .

As we went meters under the ground, I had a cold creepy crawl down my spine and a few goose bumps over my arms. And I thought  well what a start. I guess this museum was not really for children.

Week 1 Horse Racing by Laurynas

” And only 5 minutes left to place your bet,” the loudspeaker said.

I came to the desk to place my bet but which one would I choose? Maybe Runner, no, Slow Coach, in my dreams. But as I  saw Lightning I knew he was mine.

The man asked, ” Now which one?”

“Lightning ” I repeated.

“And how much? ” he asked again.

“Just to try my luck, 1 million “I replied handing in the money.

” Ok here is the ticket, “he said.

I took the ticket and went in. The race started and I thought well what a start. I could see Lightning in the lead. With only one turn left he crossed the finish line first.

” Yesss, Three Million here I come!”

Week 1 I QUIT by Kayden

It was an ordinary day on the news programme. But today most of the reporters didn’t realise that they were live. There was one reporter called Susie who hated her job.The reporters didn’t know that though.She hated it because she thought it was boring.

So one day she decided she was done. But she chose the wrong day because it was live. It was at the start. She was covering the news that a badger found a surfboard and ate it.But near the end of that she stood up,roared curse words at the reporters and bellowed “I QUIT”

I was watching this and I thought “well what a start”.

She just didn’t realise that she was live.

Week 1 The Match by Gary

The build-up to the match was crazy. It was Ireland vs New Zealand. We parked 3 kilometers from the stadium. When we got to the stadium we got some food from a chipper across the road. We eventually got to our seats. We had a great view of the match. Ireland was looking good in the warm up.

The game kicked off. Straight away New Zealand scored a very good try. At half time it was 15-3. Then the second half started and we scored straight away and I thought well what a start. Then we scored again and we were level until the 80th minute when the number 10 drop-goaled it to beat New Zealand for the first time ever.

Week 1 The Big Match by Shane C

The big final started after weeks of preparation. Straight away right from the start, they were the better team by far leading with a score line of 3-8 to 0-2. The halftime whistle blew and I thought “well what a start”, as we walked towards the dressing rooms.

The second half started, Straight away we got the ball and with great passes we scored a goal and right after that we scored two more goals. The match was into the last minute and the score was 3-10 – 3-10. It was the longest minute I ever played. Then with a great pass, I got the ball and over the bar.

We had won.

Week 1: A new School…By Christopher H

I was shocked to hear that, I’m going to a new school tomorrow! It was an unexpected surprise. I sadly didn’t get to say goodbye to my school friends.

I didn’t waste time and got ready for the long day tomorrow. I didn’t do my homework and gave my school books to my friend next door and said bye. I got a new bag and some new crayons. For some reason, I couldn’t sleep that night.

I woke up full of energy as I heard the alarm go off…I ran off to school and since I was new everybody liked me and I thought “Well what a start.”

Week 1 : Day One by Julius

It was Monday,  my first day at my new school. I was in 5th class  and a boy came up to me and started to boss me around. I told him to boss somebody else. His name was James and he was in 6th class.

When the bell rang and it was time to go home he took me by the neck. I pounced him. I went home and I thought well what a start.

The next day  I went to school and he was not there.  Everybody was talking about him and they told me that he moved away. Needless to say, I was delighted.



Week 1 by Denis

We were all nervous  in the dressing room. We were about  to start the match. We were just getting our Jerseys. I was number  six. We walked  out to start the match .

The whistle blew –  it was the first half . WE SCORED the first goal of the half SO We were happy and I thought  well what a start.  Both teams abided by the rules of the game . Soon it was half time and we were  3 goals to nil.

During the second half,  we just scored again. We won  four nil.

Week 1 By Kacper

One day last Summer I got an experiment kit just like my friends. I was so excited to see what we could make.

We went to my friend’s garden and we all started experimenting. I mixed hot pepper, vinegar, water and dry ice. When I mixed it, it made a fog. It was smelly and the pepper went into our eyes so we couldn’t see anything. And I thought “well what a start.”

When I was older I was still interested in Science and  I set up my own Science business called S.C.P.


Week 1 by Calum

And I thought “well what a start.” We had reached the quarter final of our soccer tournament. We were about to play Watergrasshill. The last time we played them we lost 3-1.

The game started and we got off to a good start and we were winning 1-0 at half time. The second half started and we were under a lot of pressure but we pulled through to win.We were through to the semi-final .

That’s when things went downhill. We were drawing to play against the favourites who were Mallow. We started the game badly losing 3-0 at half time and 2 of our players were sent off. We got 1 goal back but lost 7-1.


Week 1 The Interview by Ewan

I was waiting in a room for someone to come in to interview me for what I hoped to be my new job.

When they eventually came in, she started asking me about my most recent job and how many other jobs I had. Well after all that talking I got it.

I was on my way to my first day at work and when I got to the traffic lights –  CRASH. A car went into my boot and I thought “well what a start”.