Penny & Liam’s Big Adventure
By Rohan Kinariwala
Long ago, lived two best friends, Penny and Liam. They had very different personalities. Penny was the one with all the creative ideas and Liam was the one who knew all his times tables and mathematics. One morning, Penny had an idea to go on an adventure to explore the savanna. Of course, he couldn’t go without his best friend. When Penny told Liam his idea Liam was all for it. The next week they set off…but they did not know that Penny’s dad was following them.
They took a long journey through the savanna that went on for 100 miles. But Penny was very bossy and insisted he knew the way when he didn’t. They were soon very tired and very lost. After what felt like hours, they came upon a mysterious cave.
They decided to go inside to rest for a little while. They had just walked in a little way when suddenly Liam stepped into black sticky mud. When Penny tried to pull him out he also fell in as well. Both of them were stuck.
“Help! Help!” they yelled, struggling in the mud.
Suddenly a big crack appeared in the roof of the cave and then a whole piece of the roof came off. Someone jumped in. They struggled to see who it was as the person came closer.
“Dad!” Penny yelled, recognising him.
“You boys have a lot of explaining to do,” said Penny’s dad, pulling the boys free of the mud. He then made them promise never to go off by themselves again.
Lost at School
Mum and dad sat me down on the grubby sofa with cups of coffee in their hands.
‘Why do you want to talk to me?’ I said politely.
‘Well, sweetheart you are going to be starting school next term and tomorrow you are going to have a tour around the school,’ mum said.
‘This includes getting to see your new teacher and seeing your classmates for your
new class,’ dad added happy to finally have his turn at talking. A shiver went through my body.
‘There is no need to be scared,’ said mum.
The next morning, mum woke me up really early.
‘Do I have to go to this school tour?’ I whined.
‘Yes,’ declared mum. ‘Quick, quick, you only have half an hour left.’
Mum dressed beautifully. She had long dangly earrings and a beautiful long dress which was very bright.
‘Mum, this is just a school tour, you do not have to look glamorous and pretty,’ I said.
‘I can dress how I like and I want to stand out in the crowd,’ said mum.
‘What is all this chit chat about, let’s go!’ yelled dad. We hastily got into the car and drove off.
In the blink of an eye, we were there. “Wow, that took us about five minutes,’ I cried.
‘Yes. You should be happy that your new school is so close to our house,’ said mum.
There were a lot of people pushing and shoving outside the school. Babies were crying and kids were squealing. It was very loud and frightening.
‘Stay with me,’ cried mum, scared that she was going to lose me. Mum held my hand as tightly as she could in her sweaty palms. Eww, I thought, I was glad when my hand slipped from hers.
Suddenly, I couldn’t see where my mum and dad were. I started to panic. ‘Help, help!’ I cried trying to get someone’s attention, tears streaming from my eyes.
A little boy came running up to me. ‘I know where your parents are, follow me,’ he said and sprinted away.
‘Hey, wait for me!’ I shouted, happy that someone had found my parents. I ran after the boy and soon I was back with my parents.
‘Oh, darling we were looking for you everywhere,’ mum said with tears in her eyes.
‘I was looking for you too,’ I said thinking how careless my parents were. ‘Where were you?’ I asked.
‘Well, we wanted to go and see your teacher but then you let go of my hand,’ replied mum.
‘So you left me behind?’ I demanded.
‘No of course not. We were looking for you. But we are both very sorry and we promise we will never let go of you again,’ mum said.
I ran up to mum and gave her a big hug. ‘I forgive you,’ I whispered.
By Claire Yeung
Do you know what Catistars are? No? Well Willow didn’t either, until recently.
Willow was a panda, she hadn’t won a single gold star and everyone in her village had. Her mum always said that to get a gold star award she had to make a new friend, but she knew everyone in her town already!
She heard about these awesome star things called Catistars, so she went to set out on her journey to find them. When she got there, there was a huge sign saying SUPER DANGEROUS DO NOT GO IN!
She said to herself, “Do I go? Do I not?”
So she pushed a big red button and the cave door opened, she was amazed how the Catistars looked like actual cats.
She said to them, “Hi Catistars, I’m Willow, how are you doing? Do you want to be friends?”
Instead, they zoomed off past Willow, leaving a sticky jelly trail.
Willow shouted, “Come back!” and started crying, she felt like she wouldn’t be friends with anybody anymore. But what she didn’t know, was that this experience was an attack from a Catistar.
Her mum didn’t know where she was, so she called Willow and talked her through, quickly enough that she snapped out of her misery. She went quickly through the woods and got the Catistars and returned them to the dark cave.
She got the gold star award for being the being hero of all by saving her town from the Catistars and their spells. Finally she had her first gold star award and she celebrated all night.
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