Conor, Rang a 2, Gaelscoil an Bhradáin Feasa, Co. Lú.
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Conor, Rang a 2, Gaelscoil an Bhradáin Feasa, Co. Lú.
Le Kate Kennington, aois 7, Gaelscoil Osraí, Co. Chill Chainnigh
Scríofa ag Diarmuid, Rang 2
Roghnaigh and t-uachtarán Micheal D. Higgins mé le turas a thógáil chomh fada leis an bplainéad Mars. Bhí mé ag dul ar an turas le séisear spásaire eile. Bhí tús curtha leis an gcomhaireamh síos 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 éirí ó thalamh!!!
Bhí an cúrsa socraithe againn do Mars ach bhí mífheidhmiú ann. Chuireamar ár roicéad i dtír ar phláinéid aisteach agus an t-aon rud a bhí muid in ann a fheicéil ná muca.
ó Diarmuid, Aois 9, Co. Roscomáin
Fadó , fadó bhí frog beag bídeach ann darbh ainm Jim-Jim. Bhí Jim Jim ag iarraidh dul go dtí Hawaii. Bhí sé ag iarraidh dul ansin mar bhí an ghrian i gcónaí ag scoilteadh na gcloch i Hawaii de réir na scéalta a bhí cloiste aige. Bhí fadhb amháin ag Jim-Jim áfach. Níor thaitin sé leis a bheith ag eitilt ar eitleán.
Bhí cara amháin ag Jim-Jim. Seanfhear a bhí ann darbh ainm Frainc. Fear stuama a bhí ann. Lá amháin chuaigh Jim-Jim chuig Frainc agus chuir sé ceist air. “
By Siún, age 6 - Co. Phort Láirge
By Cillian Ó Tuathaigh, 12 Co. Phort Láirge
One day, Jason was sitting at his desk at school when the teacher made an announcement that would change his life.
“Class, I think you’ll want to hear this.” He was tuned in on the radio to a broadcast by Leo Varadkar.
“Today we will be shutting schools down for a period of time that could extend to beyond the school year due to Covid-19,” announced Leo, “We will advise people on staying at home and washing their hands frequently.”
ó Chormac, Aois 11, Co. Roscomáin
Fadó, fadó bhí liathróid ann. Bob an t-ainm a bhí ar an liathróid. Bhí sé ag iarraidh óir. Bhí sé beo bocht. Níor thaitin ceol ar chor ar bith leis. Aon am a chuala sé ceol ní raibh sé in ann bogadh. Lá amháin bhuail sé lena chara Mixie. Bhí Mixie ag bogadh chomh mall le sloth mar pheann luaidhe a bhí ann.
“Tá plean agam,” a scread Bob in ard a chinn is a ghutha, “plean chun a bheith chomh saibhir le rí”. “Cad é?” a cheistigh Mixie. “ Tá mé chun …..”
By Lauren Lalor, age 11 - Cork
I was lucky that I lived by the sea. It meant I could be a schoolgirl by day and a mermaid at night.
Nobody would believe me if I told them about my life under the water with the jellyfish, Dorky the seahorse, Jim the Shark, Rory the Crab. My whole gang were down there, my underwater family.
By Jake Murray, Donegal age 12
Once upon a time there was three brother quarks, Jake, Jamie and Luke.
They were going on a trip to their favourite place in the whole world, the Large Hadron Collider. They were entering a competition to be smashed there. They were all so excited but,none more so than Jake. He was so excited that he could be famous just like his hero Stephen Quirking.
So, when they arrived, Jake, Jamie and Luke unpacked their stuff at the hotel and went off.
For the past few days, no schoolwork has come through for my siblings. So my mum had this “genius” idea that I could actually “teach” my them.
At first I thought it was a good idea because I didn’t have anything better to do (except schoolwork) and my mum said she would pay me, so I was all set. But when it came to actually “teach” them, things turned out not the way I wanted it to.
By Michael Delaney
Chapter 1: A Dog's Dinner
Boom! There I was in the Smiley Faces care home with all the other orphans, scrubbing the master’s dishes. I was with my friends, Marvin and Patrick.
“Did you ever know your parents?” Patrick questioned.
“No, my only relatives live in South Africa…I wish I lived with them” I said wistfully
By Juliette Whitty age 9, County Kildare
One fine day a girl named Milly woke up in the basement of her house, because that was her room. It was cold, dark and damp with no lovely pictures on the walls or even have bright pretty curtains, as what would be the point of that without a window for them to be placed?
Milly’s parents were horrid to her, they made her home-school herself, not let her play with anyone or anything.
Based on the novel Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
By Ciara, age 12 – Co. Dublin
I remember the day I was minted like it was yesterday. The metal stamps crushed my nickel brass outer ring and my cupronickel middle together, while simultaneously marking my front with the 1 euro symbol and my back with the year 2010 and an Irish hunter horse and foal - a limited release commemorative design - and poof! I was formed.
By Darragh, age 8 - Dublin
1: Bully Attack
Once I was thinking of flying aircrafts, so I started building aircrafts.
But these kids started to bully me so I made a friend. That night I made a trap in the bush that they were always bullying us in.
By Maria, age 11 – Dublin
Waking up is difficult to do, especially when there’s a troubling task ahead. It’s a constant obstacle. So it was with trepidation that I awoke that morning. I got up, changed and entered the living room.
Mother was frying eggs as Sandy sat beside her. Mother turned and dropped an egg.
“Sylvia…” she muttered, tossing me sausages. Worry crossed her face.
By Hannah age 11, Dublin
“Oh no! The humans are coming to cuddle us!” I squeaked as Fluffy hid in the hidey hole.
“Come on, Fluffy,” said Tom, trying to coax her out.
“Come on, Sparkster!” Hannah cried.
By Hanna, age 11 – Co. Kilkenny
Once upon a time in a faraway land lived a boy named Zimbab.
Zimbab was only a young boy of the age of five when his dad died in a war in 1897. Since his dad’s passing, he had lived with his mam Maria.
They live in a small mud hut just outside a village in Gleaja.
Astrid, age 9 – Dublin
“Boom!” said Lilly, moving her piece on the board. “Audrey?! It’s your turn!”
By Roisin Hensman – age 9 – Co. Wexford
As these two dogs,
Each other’s friend,
Their friendship would never come to an end.
By Roisin, age 9 – Co. Wexford
The bees need the trees,
And the weeds need seeds,
Protect the bees,
By Roisin, age 9 – Co. Wexford
My dog’s ears blowing in the wind,
Many a time he had sinned,
Stealing my lunch,
By Darragh, age 8
We are on lockdown
It gives me a frown
It brings me down.
By Evie, age 10 – Co. Meath
It was Monday evening and Quinn was playing with her dog Sally in the back garden.
Quinn's mum came out and asked "Em, darling Quinn, would you mind doing your..." She hesitated. "....homework?"
"What did you ask me!?" Quinn replied in a very scared voice.
By Olivia, age 10 – Dublin
Hi, I am a polar bear. Today another icecap melted and destroyed my home.
I will now tell you how it happened: It was Friday afternoon. My mother told me and my brother to go and catch some fish for supper.
We went down to the Arctic Ocean to catch some salmon or - if we were lucky - a seal or walrus (they are my favourites).
By Lucy, age 8 – Co. Waterford
Early on Easter Sunday morning, the Easter Bunny left Easter eggs all the way up Croagh Patrick in Co. Mayo.
The Easter Bunny drew a map of where all the Easter eggs were hidden.
The Easter Bunny dropped a copy of the map and a leprechaun found it.
By Caoimhe, age 11 – Co. Fermanagh
One day Lisa and Daisy were at the beach chilling out. Lisa was Daisy’s best friend. Lisa was super sporty - she had come first in every race on Sports Day, she was captain of the school football team and was always chosen first for everything…but her favourite sport was swimming.
Daisy was Lisa’s best friend. She had a passion for art – especially drawing and designing clothes.
By Erin, age 8 – Co. Dublin
Finding Out The News
Once there were two children called Ciara and Conor. They both lived with their mum and dad. Their mum's name was Mary and their dad's name was Kevin.
One day, Ciara and Conor were on their way to school and they saw a poster saying:
"Selfie Contest on Sunday at 12 o’clock in the afternoon!
By Olivia, age 10 – Dublin
Simon was a little boy aged twelve. He absolutely loved space. When he was in bed, Simon would dream of going to space in an enormous rocket. His favourite movie was any type of sci-fi movie, he had Space Invaders birthdays, space-related Christmas presents. In short, everything had a bit of space-related things in it.
Our story begins when Simon got a scholarship to be the first ever kid in space. Simon was over the moon, the day he said his goodbyes to his family and friends and set out on his journey to NASA.
By Tom, age 8, Dublin
One day there was a nine year old boy called Phil who lived in a small cottage on St. Catherine’s Road. World War Three was going to happen that day.
Phil was going to town with his mother. When they got there, it was very busy - everyone was getting their last bits and bobs. A few minutes later, a loud deafening noise was heard from all around town. Everyone rushed to their houses.
Phil was all alone! His mother had left with everyone else. No one could be heard or seen.
By Sophie, age 10 – Dublin 24
I was hunting for Easter Eggs when suddenly I stumbled across the most amazing, gleaming, magical eggs.
They were spotty and stripy, they were lying in the long green grass, and I looked around to make sure no one was looking then I quickly grabbed the two eggs and ran to look for some more, I found two more.
At the end, me and my two friends Lily and Molly sat down on the concrete and showed each other what was in them.
By Olivia age 10 - Dublin
Ava was a little girl who loved science. She was inspired by her dad (Mr. Smith), who was a mad scientist.
Mr. Smith would do all sorts of tricks, such as make her pet rabbit a human being, make himself invincible and make their house the size of a pea.
His most famous trick was to shrink a person on April Fools’ Day.
By Éanna - Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
The Origin of Police Officer Hot Dog
One normal day in November 2009, there was a fast food restaurant named Rade-x. They sold hot dogs and chips and stuff like that.
A boy named Tom went there every week to get a hot dog. Tom had a sister who was really into science and equations. Tom had to bring her to the fast food shop as well because she was too young to stay at home on her own. Every time they went, she would get chips. It was always the same. This time it was different.
By Olivia, age 10 - Dublin
Tom sat patiently in the back seat of his little blue Hyundai.
Tom was going to the beach with his family.
He absolutely adored the beach, not because of the sand but because of the sea creatures - he thought they were fascinating.
By Harry, age 7 – Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
Once a Chocolate Bar named Brunche went down a toilet. He found a cat. But Brunche didn't know that the cat was evil.
Then the cat said, “I am an evil cat.”
Milly, age 10 - Dublin
A young girl was skipping down an empty, narrow street.
A huge black board covered up one of the shop windows.
Coloured chalk dust coated the ground and pieces of chalk were dotted across the ground.
By Daire, age 7 - Dublin
Once upon a time there was a little girl called Mary. One day she went to a haunted house. The house was called The Spooky House.
The house was known to be cursed and inside was a ghost named Creepy. He used to be a boy, but he went into the house one night, even though he was told not to.
He didn't listen. He did not leave before sunrise, so he got turned into a ghost.
By Holly aged 7 - Dublin
At night, Olivia was sleepwalking and then she found herself in the forest. She felt something on her back.
She looked and there was no one there. She was on the news because she was lost and her parents were worried.
She was scared, then Olivia was more scared. “Why do you ask?” because there was a……bear.
By Macy Nolan
It was the evening when Beth was helping her Grandad Joe close the garage. He owned it. She saw a stranger walking by. The mysterious person, dressed head to toe in black, ran into the factory, three seconds later, it burst into flames.
Beth gasped and ran inside the garage
By Corin, age 8 - Cork
Once there was a dog. His name was Ruff. He wanted to travel the WORLD but he had an owner so he couldn't. That made him sad.
One day, Ruff woke up (after dreaming about travelling the world). Then he went outside. A boy threw a ball and Ruff ran and ran and ran.
Ruff kept on running and running. Eventually, the ball stopped and Ruff looked around. He was in a town but he wasn't in his own town - it was different.
One day Annabelle the Space hedgehog was floating through space as usual when she bumped into her friend, the Moon.
“Hi, Moon,” shouted Annabelle (she had to shout because sound doesn’t travel very well in space).
“Hi Annabelle, I haven’t seen you in a while, is everything okay?”
St Thomas’ JNS, 2nd class,County Wicklow, 19th April 2018
Once upon a time there was a baby shark that was born, who was unusual.
He had wings when none of his brothers and sisters did.
One day Bob the flying shark went home and no one was there and he got some porridge but it wasn’t normal porridge.
St Mary’s NS, Tallaght, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 18th April 2018
Once upon a time there was a pug called Master Pug.
He likes wearing capes and he wears a rainbow coloured cap.
No one knew that Master pug was a super hero. His greatest wish was to have loads of bones!
St. Fergals, 4th Class, County Wicklow, 17 April 2018
Once upon a time there was a dinosaur called Dopey the Dinosaur.
He was walking through the dangerous jungle in the magical fairy land.
When Dapsy, the Dog with the diaper, jumped out from a bush.
St. Thomas’ SNS, 4th class, County Wicklow,16th April 2018
Once there was a mermaid called Mary. She lived under a broken boat under the sea.
Her best friend was a rock called “Da Big Guy”.
They were playing fin-ball with a pearl in the coral stadium.
Bray School Project, 2nd Class, County Wicklow,12th April 2018
Once upon a time in the year five billion and fifty there was a rabbit called Giggilo.
One morning they woke up and saw friend Fifi at the window.
“wake up lazy bones” Fifi shouted, “ you’re gonna be late for school, and there is show and tell today”.
Scoil Chualann, 4th class, County Wicklow, 11th April 2018
Once upon a time Pete the Potato met his best friend Spaghettio the Mafia boss who was working at the Couch Potato Company.
Pete’s greatest wish was to join this company and finally he had a chance.
Spaghettio came with Pete Potato to the interview, but on his way in he fell on his face and smashed a window which caused him to go back in time.
Wicklow ETNS, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 10th April 2018
Cookie’s big dream is to jump off a giraffe’s head.
Unfortunately the boss in the dreaded ketchup factory is trying to stop him.
One day, while he was walking down the road, he saw a pineapple sitting on a branch in a tree and a vicious dog chasing it.
St Mary’s JNS, Blessington, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 22nd March 2018
One dirty night Laura the Bin was talking to Ben the Blue Bin.
“I don’t know what it’s like to be a human but I really really want to” whispered Laura.
“But if you’re a person there’s so many I won’t notice you anymore” explained Ben in a shout.
Brittas Bay NS, 3rd Class, County Wicklow, 21st March 2018
One day, there was a pig called British Bacon, who was hungry.
He was really tempted to eat himself! But his best friend, Cabbage Patch, the crash landing panda fell on top of him and shouted “Don’t eat yourself, I’ll buy you a nice piece of cake”
“Get off me! Pick on someone your own size” said British Bacon.
St Thomas’ JNS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 20th March 2018
Once upon a time, Galaxy the magical unicorn-cat-dragon met Rainbow the magical dog.
They lived in a magical land called Rainbow Town. One day Nunn the Devil came to town and attacked.
Galaxy and Rainbow made a plan to defeat Nunn the Devil.
Sacred Heart JNS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 15th March 2018
Bella, the Fairy was born in 2016, but she was also born in 1991, to be specific March 15th.
She lived in a Princess Palace, a palace with a difference. There were knights protecting the castle.
One of them had a black spirit, and he was called The Black Knight.
Brittas Bay NS, 5th and 6th class, County Wicklow, 14th March 2018
“Ruffy Ruffy, I don’t know what to do” said Sergio Biscuits to his best friend. “We have to go to the vet, you’ve broken your leg”
Sergio Biscuits hopped on his moped and squeezed Ruffy Ruffy into the sidecar.
But the sidecar fell off and Ruffy Ruffy broke another leg!
St Thomas’ JNS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 13th March 2018
Once upon a time there was a man called Mr Cranky. He didn’t like kids.
His biggest dream was for all kids to go away. Whenever he sees a kid he screams, “Where’s Mommy?”
Whenever he visits his best friend Mr Chomp the Crocodile he says, “Why does there have to be kids in this world?”
St Andrew’s NS, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 8th March 2018
Eddie the Octopus lives on land and is obsessed with cheese.
His favourite cheese is mozzarella and he wears a red cap that has a picture of cheese on it.
His greatest wish is to live on an island made of all the kinds of cheeses.
Brittas Bay NS, 4th/5th class, County Wicklow, 7th March 2018
Once there was a boy called Seinna. He lived in Chesterfield.
Having been at Man United for 2 years he was excited to get a transfer offer from Man City.
Seinna had one problem.
Scoil Cholmcille, Ballybrack, County Wicklow, 5th class 27th February 2018
One Baltic night Taco Tommy was in Taco Bell being created.
But the creator messed up and put in too much hot sauce.
After Tommy came out of the scorching oven he grew arms and legs.
Sacred Heart JNS, Killinarden, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 22nd February 2018
Danny the Dalmation was walking around and a robot called Metro come along and blasted him. This was how he got his superpowers.
Metro said “These powers have to be a secret”
“What are these superpowers?” asked Danny.
St Thomas’ SNS, 4th class, County Wicklow, 21st February 2018
My name is Chris and I’m a ninja. I always have dreams of meeting the Master Ninja Jung Chong who lives in the highest mountain in China.
When I was young, my sensei taught me how to fight and use shurikens.
My pet cat is my best friend. Her name is Cookie.
Scoil Cholmcille, 3rd Class, County Wicklow, 20 February 2018
One day there was a boy called Logan, who was in 4th class. He was 9 years old.
After school his mom put down his dinner – but there were potatoes on it! So Logan screamed: “Ahhhhhhhhh” and ran out the door.
“Logan, are you afraid of potatoes?” his mom asked.
Gorey ETNS, County Wicklow, 08 February, 2018
TICK tock, tick tock. “When will John come here? I’m lonely in the marsh,” Elizabeth said out loud.
Just then, John popped his head out of the marsh, where he had been looking for fish.
“Hello Elizabeth, sorry I took so long,” mumbled John, spraying fish everywhere.
St Thomas’s SNS, 4th class, County Wicklow, 7th February 2018
Once there was a girl named Sophie who had super-natural powers of reading minds.
She lived in a small house in the country-side in Wexford.
There was a forest near her where Bobby the jungle spider lived. She was terrified of him.
Scoil Mhuire, 3rd Class, County Wicklow, 6th February 2018
Once upon a time there was a little pug called Rainbow.
He was called Rainbow because he was rainbow-coloured.
He lived in a park in County Clare.
Sacred Heart Sr National School, Tallaght, 6th Class, County Wicklow, 01 February 2018
ABOUT a week ago, Billy the Dragophin had no water.
Then he found John the Motorwolf and rode him to the Black sea, a dark water with sharks.
When you get close to it you get a shiver up your spine.
St. Thomas’s School, SNS, Tallaght, 4th Class, County Wicklow, 31 January 2018
This is the story of Timmy Toe’s great adventure.
Toes and Fingers were taking over the whole world.
They called New York “Fingers and Toes York” and renamed Thailand “Toeland”!
WETNS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 30th January 2018
Africa. Tornado girl was walking down the road with Billy the unicorn.
Tornado girl was thinking “I can’t believe I’m on holiday for two weeks in Africa!”
“I think I’ll get a tan after all these days.”
Sacred Heart JNS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 25th January 2018
Mrs Stinksalot got up one morning. She wanted to get a Poop Emoji costume for Halloween.
When she got to Dunnes she bought the costume and then never took it off.
She went back home and her house wasn’t there. She had a big mansion and it was gone.
St Thomas SNS, 4th class, County Wicklow, 24th January 2018
In the woods in Neverland where the trees were made of cotton candy and the grass was chocolate, there was a unicorn called Curls.
She was half human half unicorn and she had a brother called Bibbly Bob.
She also had an evil step brother called Fred the evil pony.
Sacred Heart JNS, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 23rd January 2018
Long, long ago, in a forest in Candyland lived a fairy called Pete.
He was blown away by a storm, and lost his magic ring, and the feathers from one wing.
He was scared, because he lost his family in the storm. He was worried.
Greystones ETNS, 5th class, County Wicklow, 18th January 2018
SUDDENLY, there was a fire by the That tree, in Duckland.
Everyone decided to jump into the pond. Bill, the fireman sheep jumped out of his bed.
He could see the fire from his window. He put on his fireman’s hat, got into his Lamborghini fire truck and saved the day.
St Fergal’s NS, 4th class, County Wicklow, 16th January 2018
Once upon a time there was a fish called Poofer who lived under the sea of North Korea.
Poofer was bullied every day he went to school.
One day he was sick of being bullied, so he decided to learn karate.
St Coen’s N.S. 4th Class, County Wicklow, 11th January 2018
My name is Jimmy. I am an Octocorn. I’m a very bold Octocorn. I live in the sea. I am 50 years old.
I feel bored living in the Pacific Ocean, and I’m tired of swimming away from Tim the shark all the time!
I can go onto land but I can’t stay there for long because I have gills.
Wicklow Montessori School, 4th, 5th and 6th class, 10th January, 2018
The wind blew down the dark alleyway. Five years ago there once was a chicken called Caw-Caw.
He would wait until you slept and then creep into your room. He would then caw his loudest to wake everyone up in their room.
One night he went into an angry granddad’s room who chopped his head off!
St Coens National School, 3rd Class, County Wicklow, 09 January 2018
Once upon a time there was a human called John, who was a rock picker. His dream was to become a billionaire.
John’s greatest fear was a monster called Goro. Goro was big and tall, wore ancient armour and breathed fire!
One day John went to the beach and started picking up rocks that he liked. He worked for a man called Mr Kava.
Wicklow Educate Together National School, 4th class, 21st December 2017
Once upon a time the story took place in the city of Old Screaming Monkeys.
Jeff the dragon lived in an apartment (he was very, very rich) and he decided to buy himself a Jacuzzi.
He had a pet llama. One day Jeff sat on a chair that was covered in nuclear waste.
St Coens NS, 5th class, County Wicklow, 20th December 2017
Once there was a man called Bob the soup maker and his greatest wish was to become the Manager of a famous restaurant.
But the owner of the restaurant, the Chicken Wing Monster, wouldn’t let him.
Bob would not stand up to him because of his evil side kick, Bouncing Betty, the clown.
Jonathan Swift NS, 3rd-6th class, County Wicklow, 19th December 2017
In the world of myths and legends lived Bozo the horse.
It was a calm, warm day when Bozo went to see his friend Turkey the pony.
“Don’t say I’m small, I’m tall!” said Turkey frustratedly.
St Andrew’s NS, 5th class, County Wicklow, 7th December 2017
Once upon a time a forest girl went on an adventure in a new part of the forest.
There was a poacher who went out into the forest on the same day.
Forest girl fell out of a tree onto the poacher’s back.
St Mary’s NS, Tallaght, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 6th December 2017
Once upon a time there was a fairy called Chocolate. She was very shy and she wanted to make some new friends.
She only had one friend called Sprinkle Boxer and she was shy too.
Sprinkle’s biggest fear was Giants.
Scoil Cholmcille, 4th class, County Wicklow, 5th December 2017
Once upon a time in an evil kingdom, called Evil Land, lived Clauser the Evil Elf on the Shelf.
He always dreamed of taking another elf’s happiness so he could be happy himself.
Seven years ago when he was being made, Santa made a mistake that made him evil and unhappy.
Scoil Chualann, 5th class, County Wicklow, 29th November 2017
Once upon a time there was a rubber hose called Borris Ink…
On 4th July, 1984 I was being used to hose down a bonfire. I was bored and lonely. Suddenly I caught fire... , oh the irony!!
I was burnt and alone until I met Drippy, the watering can and she put me out.