November Issue Winning Entries
Panna C and Jorja J from The Basin Primary Year 4
“How The Platypus Learned How To Fight”
October Issue Winning Entries
Lucas and Sophie S from The Basin Primary
October Issue Highly Commended Entries
Lexi - The Basin Primary
Emmy - The Basin Primary
Ryan R - The Basin Primary
Jaxson T - The Basin Primary
September Issue Winning Entries
AN OCTOPUS ALL AT SEA – Ava, Year 4 Boronia Heights Primary
Recently, in the town of Mirabella there has been a horrid flood and everyone had to stay home! Unfortunately that meant all those poor kids were stuck doing remote learning!
One ordinary morning, Twelve year old Sally Connolly woke up at exactly6:37am, to get a glass of water from the kitchen only to find an……..OCTOPUS IN THE SINK!!!!
“ What is that doing in the sink and more importantly what are myparents going to say!” Sally had no idea what was happening. She ranas fast as her tiny, still asleep legs could go, to wake her parents hopingthey wouldn’t faint! Sally made it to her parents room and immediately screamed “THERE’S AN OCTOPUS IN THE SINK!” Sally’s mum and dad looked at Sally with a confused look on their faces. At first, they didn’t believe her. She couldn’t wait to get them downstairs, so she tugged and dragged her parents down the stairs to the kitchen where a large, pink smiling Octopus was waiting for them. “ holy chalupas!” Sally’s mum (Holly) screamed while Dave Sally’s dad whispered underneath his breath “mmh calamari!” while licking his lips!
They had to do something about the Octopus? They couldn’t set it free due to the floods. Dave’s face went from cuious to excited “we could have calamari for dinner!” He blurted. He immediately grabbed a knife and looked at the Octopus. Its large eyes looked back, watching as he approached. Dave suddenly stopped. He softly said, “it’s too hard, it’s looking right at me!”. “Let’s just have chicken for dinner.”
There was simply nothing they could do except keep it in the sink, at least until they figured things out. While the Connollys were pondering in the kitchen, the Octopus was watching them and screamed out with a funny accent, “Will someone get me some food?” Everyone immediately at the Octopus, stunned. “Whlooked at the heck” they screamed, almost at the same time!
A few minutes passed, while the Connolys stood staring at the Octopus, With dropped jaws, in pure silence. The Octopus spoke again, “where are my manners? My name is Callum, and I just recently escaped from Mr. Fredrickson (a private collector of rare animals) and ended up here. I am very hungry.” Sally quickly moved, looking for something to feed the Octopus. The rest of the Family started to chat to Callum. Eventually, the Octopus returned to the mr. Frederickson. The Connollys had the most interesting few days getting to know Callum and no one would ever believe their story off course.
THE SPACE ADVENTURE – Darcy Giles The Basin Primary, yr 1
Once upon a time there was a family. The family’s names were Darcy, Sadie, Finn, Mum (Abbie), Dad (Michael) and a dog named Scout and they wanted to go to space. So, one day they hoped in their car. It was a long drive and flight to get to NASA. They were finally there. They snuck into the next rocket. They found a lot of spacesuits they quickly put them on. It was time to count down 10, 9, 8, 7, 6 ,5, 4, 3, 2, 1 blast off. It was so fast that they fell over. They were so far away from the sun! But they were getting closer, closer and closer, they were so close to the sun now. Their foreheads were burning so hot that they had to lay down they were about to land but there ran out of petrol. So instead they crash landed on the moon. They had to hop out of the rocket to find some supplies to help them get back to Earth. Then a little alien came out of nowhere he said “if you give me twenty moon rocks and I will take you back to Earth.” They had no choice but to agree. They found twenty of the best moon rocks because the alien said. Then he said “hop in my UFO and took them back to earth. And they lived happily ever after.