I went to school like usual. Everyone was there. The bully, the quiet kid and all the teachers. We had Maths and English. Then it was little lunch. That was fine until big lunch came. The bully who I was friends with him in soccer I accidentally kicked him he told me I would get the beating after school The school bell rang by the time I was going out the bully was at the door that's when I knew I should. The next day in the morning he saw me and said you escaped but not this evening. That evening I got the beating but lucky he was suspended from school.
My family and I were going to the river when we got there we had a public my brother and me went swimming for thirty minutes then we decided to jump in we were fine a couple of times then my brother jumped in and his foot caught in the seaweed he screamed for help but no one but hear him he was drowning then I saw with one eye My dog jumping in. The dog lifted my brother up and then he was saved. That evening my dog pronounced a savior. Two weeks later he died and will be remembered with a statue of him beside the river.
Animals had taken over the Earth and the zoos were now run by animals. They had cages full of different types of humans. They were big and small, young and old, different religions and races. The people didn’t seem very happy. Then the elephant made his speech. He was the new zoo manager. “It is now the turn of all animals to manage our beautiful planet.” He began. “The humans have not looked after Earth very well, the oceans are polluted, many animals endangered and human activities are affecting climate change. We must now do a better job.”
As the mighty animals of the wild gathered for the coronation of the new king of the jungle. Although the lion was not happy about this, all the animals agreed it was the best decision. The animals had two weeks to prepare a speech to convince the animals. It was the day, all of the animals spoke separately and as soon as everyone had spoken they all placed their vote. Just as they thought the vote was over an elephant who they had never seen before appeared, he had been listening to their speeches, then the elephant delivered his winning speech the animals were inspired by his bravery and he was the new king of the jungle!
On the 3rd of May 2020 we were in Dublin zoo when suddenly in the blink of an eye a lion broke the vast tall fence and sprinted into the elephant’s enclosure. All the mother elephants were furious that the lion was chasing after their innocent young elephants. At that moment the male elephant delivered his speech. All that the visitors could hear was baraag, baraag (the elephant noise) but the lion didn’t flinch. Then all the herd started running at the lion. The lion was so petrified that he ran as fast as he could back to his enclosure where he knew it was safe. The lion never left his enclosure again.
One day I was in a jungle and there was loads of animals my favourite animal was the elephant because I had a way to communicate with them so the was the four elephants and one off them always talked and today he was not talking so I was really worried about him. Through the whole day he didn't talk. So, I decide to try make him better but nothing worked. But then the elephant delivered his speech. All of the jungle was happy again and we all were so happy so we all celebrated.
Every species of animal gathered for their conference but unrest flared, and order lost, as issues of their leadership arose.
Then the elephant delivered his speech. “I remember when we all got along” he began, and they all knew that elephants had great memories. “I might be the biggest land animal, but that doesn’t make me the best. Lion might be the “King of the jungle” but that doesn’t make him boss. Feathered or fur, fast or slow, patterned or plain, big or small, two legged, four legged, no legged, fins or wings – it doesn’t matter! We all have our place, our purpose. We need each other to survive. Let’s work together, not fight over who’s the best.”
There was a hushed silence followed by thunderous roars, chirps, squeals and hoots.
This year's pupils of Gowran National School are taking on the 100 Word Challenge. This is a challenge set up by a teacher in the UK and has inspired many children across the globe to write!
As the name of the challenge suggests, pupils are provided with a prompt on which to focus their writing, with an approximate limited of one hundred words. (Only the teacher (me!) moderates this so it is not a strict rule that is enforced!). Sometimes, editing your work to delete the less important information is a great way to improve the overall standard of writing.
Just write something (story, opinion piece or reflection!) with the sentence below:
…then the Elephant delivered his speech…
It is not very strict so don't worry too much if this is your first time to do it! If you wish to submit a story, email your story to MsTighe17@gmail.com. The stories will not be edited but will be read before they are posted. For the stories to be posted on the 100 Word Challenge website (see link below), the deadline is Friday at 8pm. No deadline for a story to be added to the school blog. A new prompt comes each Sunday evening.
We would also encourage you to read the 100 word stories of other pupils and submit a positive comment to provide them feedback! You can comment by clicking under a story in this blog.
All comments will be approved by the administrator of this blog before being published.
If you wish to see the work of our pupils on the 100 Word Challenge website (and that of other pupils internationally!), click the following link: https://100wc.net/ (Make sure you scroll down a little to see the latest prompt and click on 'Read More' to see the links). We also usually have a student (or two!) showcased by the 100 Word Challenge committee each week so check out https://100wc.net/category/special-showcase/ to see our students shine!
I woke up at 5:22am. It was finally Christmas morning! I ran down the stairs so fast my feet barely touched the steps. I was almost shaking with excitement. The sitting room door was slightly open and I could see everyone’s presents. I rushed in and searched for mine, I spotted the one I wanted to open first. As I tore open the beautiful gold shiny paper I shrieked with excitement. I got the present that I really wanted....an antique viola! I picked up the bow and started to play, within minutes I was lost in music. This was the best Christmas ever!!
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