Last term, Year 7 pupils studied "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl and wrote their own stories (including a hero/heroine and a factory). Here are some of them...( look under label "Year 7 pupils' stories" )
I am Ece. My best friend’s name is Zeynep. And I have many other friends in London and in Turkey. I am fond of playing tennis, playing volleyball and playing the piano. I dislike romance stories, playing basketball and I absolutely hate seeing the people whom I love sad. I have a little brother who is very cheeky but who also makes me very happy! All of this makes me who I am. I am Ece.
It happened last year on the West coast of Australia. I was on the beach with my brother. He went to swim while I was tanning. Suddenly I heard screams and got up just before I saw a giant shark eating people! It was a megalodon. I started to run away as fast as I could but then I saw my brother in the ocean. He had fainted. I ran to him but the megalodon was between us. The coast guard arrived and began to throw some harpoons at the monster. I was on the coast, watching the most terrible thing I had ever seen. An hour later, the megalodon was weaker, it understood that it couldn’t win the battle so it escaped into the depths of the sea. There were lots of bodies in the water. I found my brother, the megalodon had eaten one of his legs. Now, my brother has only one leg but we are still alive. And the megalodon is under the water, near Australia, ready to attack again.
A Halloween story by Sara al Hineidi 5 A It was the night of Halloween. I went into my grandma's attic, where I saw a big chest. When I opened it, I felt something touch my shoulder. I screamed! I was scared. Suddenly, smoke appeared, it frightened me! I tried to leave quickly but the door was locked! So I tried to calm down and five minutes later, I began to take a look at what was around me in the attic. I saw a lot of things but the object that caught my attention was my grandmother’s bracelet... When I touched it, the smoke progressively disappeared. And when I started to see better, I saw a spirit! It was my grandfather’s! He said to me : "Don't panic, I won’t hurt you. I am just a ghost so I can't catch things. And now, don't tell anyone that you saw me, OK ? Good, now you can leave the attic. Goodbye." I said goodbye to my grandpa and I left the attic. It was incredible to know that he was still alive ! …