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Category: Pojo's Writing Competition 2018

  1. 5-6 year old Winner Pojo's Writing Competition 2018 -

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    Once upon a time there was a little girl called Lucy who lived in Scotland. Lucy had a rainbow teddy bear called Rebecca. She was a magic teddy who was great.


    One day when Lucy went to school Rebecca jumped up and decided to go on an advenure to the North Pole. Rebecca packed a bag of cosy clothes and a snow suit, a steak bake,bacon and tomato bagel and a carton of apple and orange juice.

    Rebecca had a special invisible motorbike that could take her anywhere in the world super fast, she could get to Spain in 1 second. Rebecca kept her special motorbike in the garden under  a special hole.


    Rebecca used her motorbike to get to the North Pole. Rebecca wanted to go to the North Pole to play in the snow and build lots of snowmen. When she was building a snowman she saw a penguin coming. Rebecca started skipping with joy because she loved penguins becasue they walk funny. But when the penguin got to her it took her bag and emptied it, the cheeky penguin stole Rebeccas snack. Rebecca started to scream “Help! Help! Help!” Rebecca started chasing the penguin but she couldn’t keep up because he was too fast with his funny walk.


    Rebecca was sad that the penguin had stolen her snack. She was crying when a polar bear came to see her. “Hello little bear, what’s your name? What’s wrong?”  “My name is Rebecca and a pengun stole my snack and ran away. Can you help me?” “Yes I can help you. My name is Summer. Which way do you think he went?”  “Follow me” said Rebecca.


    They were walking for 15 minutes when they saw some lights from a house that was 4 metres long. They went to the house and knocked on the door. Mrs Claus answered “Oh hello you lovely people. Would you like to join me in the house for some food and tea?” Rebecca and Summer were really happy “ Yes we would this is great! This is going to be so much fun!” When they finished their food Mrs Claus took them to meet Santa and to see if the elfs could help find the cheecky penguin.


    An hour later an elf called chip came back with Rebecca’s things. “Oh Thank you so so much you are the best elf in the world. I have to go home now before Lucy comes home from school.” Santa gave Rebecca a snow globe of Santa, Mrs Claus and an elf to remember her adventure. Mrs Claus sprinkled some magic dust over Rebecca and she woke up back at home.

  2. 7 years + Winner Pojo Writing Competition 2018 - Isabella Potton Whitehall Park School

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    The Mystery of the Missing Toy


    Once upon a time there was an obedient girl named Sandy. She was as good as gold. Sandy was in her tidy bedroom playing with her favourite toy, Mr Teddy. Mr Teddy was so old and had huge black buttons for eyes and a small button for his miniscule nose.


    Sandy was just about to have a delightful tea party with Mr Teddy but suddenly her mum called and said that it was time for school.


    “Bye Mr Teddy” Sandy sighed.


    When Sandy got to school she missed Mr Teddy so much but back at home there was a rustle in Sandy’s bedroom. Surprisingly, Mr Teddy had come to life!


    Sandy also had a second favourite toy, Sheepy. Mr Teddy went over to the old and dented box where Sandy kept Sheepy but Sheepy was gone!


    “Where oh where could Sheepy be?” Mr Teddy said to himself. Then Mr Teddy saw a creased map on the floor. It told him how to find Sheepy. Mr Teddy picked it up off the dusty floor and started to read it out loud.


    Step one, is it soft and gentle Sheepy you’re looking for? The first place you need to go is under the floor, there’s a trap door! Mr Teddy already had a pretty good idea of where it was under Sandy’s bed.


    Mr Teddy quickly went under Sandy’s bed and jumped. He fell through darkness and landed on a green cushion. It was in a dark and smelly tunnel! He started to follow the curvy paths but soon he came across three different ones. One had pink stars on it, the other one had green hearts on it and the final one had blue polka dots on it.


    He looked at the map again. Step two, are you wondering which path to take? Then take the one with polka dots.


    So Mr Teddy started to follow the polka dot path. Then he came across a bunch of clouds. Each one had a number on it.


    So he read the next clue. Step three, are you wondering which number to pick? Then pick number 13 but hurry quick, quick.


    So Mr Teddy started at number 1 and finally reached number 13. Then surprisingly he felt the cloud move.


    Mr Teddy was amazed that a cloud could move but he wondered where the unusual cloud was taking him.


    Finally, he was at a garden but they didn’t know whose garden it was, he only knew that it was a garden. So Mr Teddy started to explore but he didn’t know what to do first so he read the next clue.


    Step four, are you wondering what to do? Then explore the roses, bushes, animals and the big Oak Tree!


    First, Mr Teddy went to explore the roses.  They smelt like smelly socks. “Why on earth would some roses smell like smelly socks?” Mr Teddy remarked.


    But Mr Teddy had to get on with his mission.


    Then, he went to explore the bushes, all the leaves were different colours. How absurd is that?! But he had better move on as Sandy was going to be back from school in a few minutes’ time.


    Next, he started to explore the animals. It was strange because the horse went mmoooo, the cow went nnaayy, the dog went miow and the cat went woof, woof!


    Finally, he went over to explore the big Oak Tree which was very old. There was a hole in the middle so Mr Teddy decided to climb through the hole. When he got in there it was full of crunchy brown leaves and then he saw something on the ground.


    It was Sheepy! “What brought you here?” Mr Teddy asked confused. “Sandy left me here when we had a tea party.” She said.


    “Well we had better get home.” Mr Teddy said.


    So Sheepy and Mr Teddy walked through the garden, jumped on the clouds, rushed along the path, up through the trap door and they were home.


    All was well!



  3. Overall Winner Pojo's Writing Competition 2018 - Yursa Ahmed Age 9 Scarisbrick Hall School

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    This incredible adventure began with my owner going to school. Her name is Yusra. Now I don't know how you would feel but when your owner goes to school and her Mum and Dad have gone off to some daily shopping you can't help but feel that you ought to creep outside and go off for a little adventure. That's what my stry is about. Anyway I am a doll and apparently my owner named me Roseabella. So I am that's right a doll named Roseabella! I think I've told you quite alot about myself now to get on with the story....

    I slink off as stealthily as a tiger, to the front door and get out of the post box. We live quite near the woods so I crept in to there. WHOOOOOSH! A massive portal stood before me. Unfortunately my curiosity got the better of me. The portal was huge I stood before it and stepped into it.

    Like all portals I wooshed through with streaks of colours around me. However, unlike other portals I came to a sudden halt right in the middle of the portal! The colours wooooshed around me still. All of a sudden I became afraid I wished more than ever that Yursa would come back from school to comfort me, but I knew that wouldn't happen. A booming voice spoke to me, "I have chosen you!" said the voice. What! a talking portal! Nonsense! I thought then the portal said, "Pick a tunnel." I saw two black tunnels I chose the one to the left.

    Suddenly I found myself in .... fairyland! Fairies were flying all over the place pegasus were flying around the mossy fields. Boom! The mesmerising sight vanished a strike of lightning flashed in the midnight black sky.

    In the center there seemed to be some sort of evil witch casting spells! A hand grabbed me and pulled me into a small cottage. "Psst," said a voice I jumped it was a fairy, "I am Wendy the weather fairy. Who are you?"

    "I am a doll named Roseabella," I replied I asked Wendy that if she was a weather fairy why wasn't she controlling the weather. She told me that she lost her weather gem which controlled the weather.

    "Well then, let's find your gem," I cried. We began to search by the beach it was hard without the lovely bright sun. I saw a yellow shine I race up to it it was a yellow gem! "Is this it," I cried. "It is," shouted Wendy. I gave Wendy her gem Wendy fied the sky. Pop! the portal appeared, "Wait!" cried Wendy, "Take this bag of fairy dust and this wand. I you sprinkle fairy dust over you you can return to fairy land and the wand is a water wand you can control water, bye."  "Goodbye," I cried I stepped into the portal.

    I did not end up at home. I found myself spinning back in time!

    Ridiculous as it sounds I was spinning back in time this time in a massive vortex! I was surrounded by blackness with colourful stars of yellow, blue, silver, red, orange and pink with gigantic galaxies but I could breathe it was quiet - no silent - no wait it was dead silent! I just couldn't keep conscious it was so dreamy. I felt like a tiny doll surrounded by spaciousness I had to close my eyes, I mean you've just got to when it's this silent. This lifeless place was like a prison no fun at all!

    That horrid feeling gripped me it felt like hours since I arrive and I certainly did not like it. This 'prison' was awful do you support I got vaporised in a star - no because I wouldn't be telling you all this now which is a sign that I made it out alive which is good. However, the experience wasn't pleasant I tried to say "hello," but I found that I couldn't say anything. So there I was just wafting and spinning with a nearly unconscious mind everything was dizzy and a blur.

    Then I saw the end of the vortex, 'hurray' I thought (because I couldn't speak) it was hard without my brain fully in gear but I managed to steer myself to the end of the portal/vortex I was sucked up through the vortex.

    I found myself curled up on sand. Sand! wait what! I stood up straight I could speak again but I didn't dare to. The real question was where was I, no when was I. I was sure I had time travelled but I did not know at the time. A huge mammoth pyramid saying Ancient Egypt loomed over me. Ancient Egypt I thought I've travelled back over 100 years.

    Men were walking everywhere with giant sand blocks they seemed to be building a new pyramid. Nobody has seen me yet when a man saw and me and cried to the other men something I couldn't understand. All f a sudden the men grabbed me and threw me to the ground then they picked me up again and carried me to one of the biggest pyramids and there on a huge throne sat a boy!

    I guessed he was King Pharoh, but hold on a sec he looked tired, no red and thirsty! Immediately I grabbed my wand and said, "Water, water reveal yourself come out and restore everyone's health." I know it is quite a silly spell (I just made it up that very second). Surprisingly water gushed out everybody ran to drink it. Their tomator red cheeks went back to their normal colour. Everyone seemed to be thanking me and King Pharoh did as well.

    One of the men gave me a mini pyramid and I could understand the Ancient Egyptian language. Everyone cried three cheers for water.

    Suddenly the portal appeared I stepped in despite the last experience the port told me I succeeded my mission.

    This time I ended up in my own house and no time had passed. I wondered if everything was a dream, but no I found the wand, dust and pyramid in my left pocket. Hmm I thought left tunnel, left pocket.