It was April Fool’s Day 2017 and all my family take it very seriously. We always trick my younger brother John as it was his birthday. It’s as if he was born by an accident.
For his birthday my mom made him a delectable sponge cake – it looked scrumptious.
At three o clock, my brother’s friends came over and we were having great fun. After the party, I gave John his present. But when he opened it, he said ” Empty. What a surprise! “
On the 10th of April 1912 the Titanic was just about to set sail. Everyone was waiting for the red rope ladder to come down so that the people could get on. Poor people were counting their coins to see if they had enough to get on. Other people were standing on the pavement waving at their family saying goodbye.
Four days later news came in and it wasn’t good. The Titanic was just after sinking. Everyone with family on the ship felt a bit queasy and were squirming with sadness yet hopeful they might have survived.
A terrible day in Irish History.
Looking at the jobs page of the paper I felt depressed and weary as I had no job but suddenly I saw a job just for me. It was in a Tayto factory and they wanted just one person and it said: ” Call this number if you are interested but hurry because it’s only for a short time.”
The next day I went down to the factory and to my relief, no one else was there so they hired me straight away and said: ” I want you to make a new pack of vinegar Taytos as the vinegar was too sharp in the Salt and Vinegar packet.”
So I said ” yes sir” and started working straight away to make a new flavour pack of Taytos.
Hi my name is Eddy the Teddy and I live with my owner Lauren. We go everywhere together, to the park, shopping and even out eating when she goes out which isn’t regularly.
She is very affable and very crafty in her own way. I have been with her for three years now. One day when we were shopping in the bustling town I fell out of Lauren’s hand but the sad thing was that she didn’t notice and I was isolated in a town I didn’t know very well. But than god Lauren’s mother noticed and picked me up.
One dreary old night my friends and I went to the old isolated Graveyard at the fringe of the town. I was a bit apprehensive as it was very dark. When I went into the graveyard with my friends I felt lonely and suddenly I noticed that my friends had left me alone.
Just then I heard music and it was completely out of tune so I ran away because it was like an introduction to a horror movie. As I ran out of the graveyard I noticed that my friends were in peals of laughter on the ground.
Then one of my friends started impersonating me so I said, ” I’ll get ye back some day.”
For Easter this year my granddad was doing an Easter egg hunt at the fringe of the town where we lived. He did it every year but this year was very special as he was hiding 12 eggs instead of 6.
When we started I found my first one in seconds and I was over the moon. After half an hour I had found 5 of them and my older brother Tommy had found six.
Just then I saw the last one. It was covered with a black file. After that I washed as it was dinner time.
Just then the light started flickering. Oh NO – A great start to the day but a bad finish.
In 2017 my family and I went to Sydney on our holidays for two whole weeks. When we arrived in Sydney we went to our hotel, booked in and went straight to sleep as the journey had taken us an astonishing 23 hours.
One week later we had visited Sydney Opera House, Sydney F.C. home ground where they play, the beach and of course the pool in the hotel every day.
On the day we were going home we decided to go and see the twelve statues across from Sydney Opera House. When I went to take a picture of one … he put his hand on my shoulder.
“But how could she just disappear ?” I asked my mom.
But then something came to my mind. I had been in school that day, when my brother John was at home and my mom had invited his best friend Tommy over. Straight away I ran up stairs just to notice that Tommy was still over. And then I thought to myself, ” I’m watching you Tommy. ”
The rest of that day I stalked the two of them but especially Tommy to see if he had Milly my guinea pig. Later on, I went into my room and noticed Milly on my bed. After that I said, ” well that was a waste of my day. ”
Then I noticed I didn’t have my homework done.
Hi, my name is Mick and I work in Dublin Zoo. Every morning I cycle to work on my bicycle. First I always go see Bubbles the monkey. After that I go see Joey and Zoey the twin gorillas. After all that I go for my lunch. Once a week I have a pink milkshake.
After my lunch, I go see my favourite animals – the penguins. These are my favourite animals because they are my responsibility. When I went I zigzagged through the enclosure but it was empty. And then I knew I would be fired by my cantankerous and irate boss.
It was the FAI cup final and I went to see it because my friend who was goalkeeper was playing in it. It was 7 o clock and time for the match to start.
At the start of the game, the other team was far better than my friend’s team but he kept them in the game with some astonishing saves. At halftime, it was nil all and that’s how it stayed until the last minute of the match.
The other team was on the counter-attack and one of the players slid inside the box. ” Penalty!” the referee said. The keeper was ready but just then the floodlights turned on and the light blinded him…
It was the day that my school, St. Colman’s Boy’s National School were in Pairc Úí Chaoimh for the Cork School’s Hurling Final Day. We had won every game so far in the competition. When we got onto the pitch there was a thick mist descending. A few minutes later the school we were playing, Scoil Mhuire Milford from Milford swaggered onto the pitch. One hour later the match had started and it was time to get my game face on.
With one minute to go to the Final whistle we were down 2 points but just then I had a shot which rattled the back of the net. Just after that, the referee blew his whistle and we won.
That evening we seemed to be on the television.
Tom and John are twin brother’s and like anyone else they were very competitive. Tom always won but John was never far behind. One day John asked his older twin brother Tom to have a race in the forest. Tom said yes of course of course and being cocky like he usually is he said it would be a piece of cake and that John would be wasting his time.
Later on that day Tom swaggered to the forest to start the race. Tom raced ahead but just then out of nowhere John picked up speed and passed Tom out. When he was past him he looked back to see that Tom was in shock and dismay. Then John zigzagged through the course and won the race.
On Sunday morning, the 20th of March 2012 my family and I were coming home from France from our holidays when suddenly we heard a BANG, CRASH, BOOM. Our plane had just landed in the water near a very big cliff so my mom, my dad, my brother and I swam to a colossal cliff for safety. When we got there we realised it was the Cliff Of Moher. We had to climb to the very top so it took about a half an hour. When we got up it was dark, everyone in my family was weak and docile and my brother and I were groaning wearily so we went to sleep.
The next morning me, my dad and my brother went to go look around the place. About half an hour later we found an abandoned house – well that’s what we thought it was. We also saw smoke billowing from the chimney so from my point of view I thought someone lived there. When we went in, the fire was on and there were paintings all around the house of different species of bears from all around the world. But no one was in there. There was also a very nice comfy chair in the little cottage and it was obvious from the imprint that someone was sitting on it earlier on.
Later on that day we went back to get our mother and when we got her we went to show her the little cottage that we had found but this time we were not alone. When we were walking towards the cottage we noticed that there wasn’t smoke billowing from the chimney but then in the blink of an eye there was smoke. When we arrived at the cottage there still wasn’t anyone there but just then we heard the wind outside. We ran to see what was making the noise. It was the Wallaby 2 Mountain Rescue Helicopters coming to save us.
“Yippee,” I said
Today the school bully strutted over to us – one by one asking for our lunch money. He took my money but a few minutes later he wasn’t looking so I grabbed my lunch money back out of his back pocket and started running pretty fast. Soon after he was on my tail and I was starting to get weak and docile.
But then I remembered that this is the way that I go and come home from schools so I knew it very well. I also remembered that there was a wall with yellow bricks and on the wall, there was a spray-painted gorilla so I jumped behind it and I was safe.
On the 12th of May 2015 my family and I moved into a new neighbourhood. I was always on my phone so my parents told me to go out, get a bit of fresh air and make new friends.
Outside there were lots of children playing but I was too demure so I kept to myself. Just then I saw a really big old abandoned house but I remembered what our new neighbours said “Don’t go into the big old abandoned house.”
But I was so tempted to go in there. I wondered what was behind the door but I was too scared so I just went home.
It was the day that we were playing the big hide and seek game. Every year my neighbours and my family used to gather in one of the neighbours’ houses and talk for hours and hours but the children would get bored so we would go out and play a big game of hide and seek.
This year the gathering was on in my house so I got to choose who was on. I chose Billy even though he was on the year before.
He said “Why am I on?”
So I said ” because I said so.”
After that we carried on and had a great time.
One day my friend and I were playing with my Lego set in my basement. We were having so much fun having a little war between ourselves – I was the good guy and John was being the bad guy. Suddenly we heard …
Boom, Crash, Bang! …
My favourite Lego figure was standing right beside me and believe it or not he was my size. I was so happy to see him. His name was Dingo. He was my favourite figure because he was so enthusiastic. He was happy as well because he could move his friends around.
Even though he broke a few pieces he was making a mammoth effort.
Dia Duit, Is Mise Dónal agus tá mé i Scoil Naomh Cholmáin.
In our school we wear G.A.A. jerseys, basketball jerseys, soccer jerseys and every boy who wears them- let it be for any sport – wears them with pride and responsibility. They don’t want to let the team down and all the boys here respect the school jersey.
In our school we are a part of a team, a group, a school and a community. I think everybody will agree with me that it is important to belong and in St Colman’s we all belong.
When I wear my school jersey I always respect my teammates and those we play against.
Slán leat agus go raibh maith agat.
It was the 12th of May 2018 and I was getting ready for my first league match this season. I played for Boys Academy in Tottenham Hotspur but we called it B.A.T.H. for short. Everyone use to say that I was a fighter because I didn’t start a match. But I stayed with the academy because I loved it.
A week before the game I had been working non-stop to make the team and it worked because I was named up front. The game had started and midway through the game I fell over my orange laces clumsily but I got up and scored the only goal of the game and then I danced off in celebration.
3 years ago to the day my closest grandmother had died. My family always had a feast on that day but ever since she died we hadn’t done it anymore.
I used to always love it and sometimes after the feast I would say to my mom I can’t wait until next year.
So today I went to the church because it reminded me of when my grandmother and I went there and we used to go to the shop after church to buy me a bar of chocolate and a drink.
It was Saturday evening and I was playing my video game “Don’t Get Sucked In” when suddenly my mom roared out to me “Go to bed now young man.” So I did as I was told BUT the thing I didn’t know was that I left my video game on.
The next morning I was in my video game. I was a bit anxious but I really wanted to start. The aim of the game was not to get sucked in and believe it or not, I didn’t get sucked in. So then I could go home and eat my breakfast. YUM
It was the day that we were going to the new Theme Park called Fun Land. I was very excited as a new Rollercoaster was opening and I wanted to be the first on it.
Standing in the line my teeth were clattering together uncontrollably when suddenly a thick mist descended. I was a small bit nervous but the boy behind me was irate.
I was the first person in the line and when the Mayor cut the ribbon I was the first person on it.
When it started it was so much fun… but it seemed to be going backwards…
It was the start of a new school year and this year my class were getting a new teacher. We had never met her before and everyone was excited to see what she looked like.
When she came in she looked like a kind teacher but when I looked at her shoes they were made from alligator skin. They were Mauve. She was very demure at first but after a few days, she started to relax.
On her first day, she gave us very little homework but it was tricky. She is also very strict because when Tom climbed on the wall she roared at him.
But now she is a lovely teacher.
One dull rainy day my friend and I decided to break out of prison as we had been there for many years… actually too many to count. We were being abominable – well that’s what the guard said.
We had been planning it for the several weeks and today was the day to do it. I called over the guard to have a chat with him while Johnny took the key out of the guards pocket. I punched him and Johnny opened the prison cell which we were in and then we ran like a bullet from a gun…
It had been raining all morning and everyone was getting tired and frustrated. My baby sister was crying so much because she was teething and every one was getting very cranky … including me.
There was so much noise I couldn’t think. All I wanted to do was go out and play with my friends. Suddenly the sun came out and everyone went outside.
I asked my Mom could we get a paddling pool and she said yes. So we went downtown and got a pool. Everyone was happy and we all cooled down in it.
Dear President Tommy Bowe,
The past few days there has been shooting in our school. Almost forty people have died in our school in America. People of fifteen to eighteen years old just came into our school and start shooting. They are shooting teachers, young people. They are bullies.
It is just outrageous that people are coming into our school and shooting. Some people are scared to come into school because of what’s happening.
So could you please close all gun shops.
Signed : John Long from Kanturk Co. Cork.
One day I was in the park playing hide and seek with my two friends Tara and John. Tara was on and she was looking for me and John but she couldn’t find us. So she went to the house next to the park.
She looked all around the house but she couldn’t find us. Suddenly she heard the door of the house open but no one went in or out. She looked in the open door but she couldn’t see anyone, all she could see was the wallet of the man who lived there and she got it and ran away- however, she couldn’t believe what she had done.