On the 13th of June Tiah Marie Beautement will be visiting Mrs Nel’s Grade 2′s at Milkwood primary. The children will be sharpening their pencils and playing with words. After creating a few chain stories the children will be encouraged to write their own story staring an inanimate object. Top stories will be forwarded on to the judges for a chance to win a prize from Short Story Day Africa’s contest for Under 12s.
Sorry, this event is not open to the public.
We had a lovely day on the 13th of June and the children wanted to share a few of their stories for you to read.
The Blue Rock, by the Grade 2 Class (a chain story)
I saw another rock on the beach. It was a glowing blue rock. It was scary. Then a child came and kicked it. It rolled and rolled.
It hit me. I turned blue. Then a child picked me up.
A Beautiful Shel, by Jasmin
There was a shell in the sea. It was a beautiful shell. It was a blue shell and everyone wanted it. But it was far in the sea. And every day it was wishing to go home. It had many adventures. But over many years he got old. One day he though ‘Why must I be the one who is so far in the sea? Why can’t another shell?’
And then a whale came and said, ‘Were do you want to go?’
The Smart Key, by Tyla
Once upon a time there was a key. But the key was never used. He didn’t know what he was there for. But one day they did use the key to lock a door. The little key was very very happy to be used for once. One day a child took the key to school. The key became very smart. But the problem was the children couldn’t ask the key to help them. But then the child took the key home. But at night a little bird came in and stole the key. The bird took the key to Japan where she lived. Then the baby bird took the key to the Japanese park. Then the baby bird took the key to the queen. After all that he was dirty. So the queen washed the messy key. Then the queen so how lovely the key was and treated it like royalty.
The King’s Crown, by Allison B
A king wears a jewelled crown. The crown saw a poor girl sitting in a corner. All the jewellery fell out of the crown. The king said, ‘Oh, no! The crown’s jewels fell off. I know I must fix my crown.’
He fixed his crown. The crown’s jewel never glowed again. He waited and waited. The crown still didn’t glow. The king fell asleep. Suddenly, the crown glowed.