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" )
Short story about Australia: Alone in an arid desert
My name is Sacha and I am from England. Last summer, I went to Australia with my friends. While we were travelling to the desert in the middle of the country, we ran out of gas . We walked for hours and hours under the sun in the desert to find some human presence, to get food and water. When we were so exhausted that we had to stop, a group of strange people came to our help . At first, they looked like savage cannibals but after we got to know them, we understood that they were an Aboriginal tribe. We lived a very good experience, it was amazing! Finally, a few days later, the Australian authorities found us and a week later, we flew back to London . From this experience, we still have a souvenir photo .
The last thing I remembered was my face hitting the icy cold water as I descended into the dark and terrifying abyss that was the ocean. Minutes after I fell into the water, I could feel my lungs as if they were on fire, the temperature of the water was making me lose all feeling in my limbs. I knew I had to get to the surface, but I was already in too deep. As I helplessly tried to swim back up, my vision started to blur and darken, my lungs were burning and before I knew it I fell into an endless sleep never to wake up again. But that’s not quite where the story begins… I was in Cairns on a dock, waiting for the arms dealer that I had arranged an appointment with. The deal was simple, I’d pay him the 400 grand and he’d give me the package.Naturally, I didn’t trust this guy, he was well-known on the black market for turning on his customers, so I had come prepared; the bullet proof vest did weigh me down and the gun was hard to hide from security, but it was better to be safe than sor…
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.