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John Dyer Exhibition I Official Limited Edition Print I Art & Storytelling Competition

‘The Day I Saw the Tall Ships’ by Bow, Age 9 Years

The Day I Saw the Tall Ships

When I woke up, I charged downstairs. There waiting for me was my dog, Dug the Pug. For breakfast, I ate my croissant with jam on it. “Bye Mum!” I said.
“Don’t forget your money and sun cream!” shouted mum.

I jumped on my skateboard and went to meet my friend, Joby, at the harbour. “There are a lot of people eating lot’s of pasties, candyfloss and ice cream,” I said with hungry eyes! As I looked around I could see the tall ships starting to make their way into the harbour. They were extraordinary. They were slightly rocking backwards and forwards on the waves and the crew were sailing them very carefully near each other. One of the sailors was my dad and it made me very happy to know he was safe and sound. I would be hugging him and telling him about what had been happening.
Me and Joby ate so much candyfloss that our tongues were red as a strawberry. Next we played on the beach and in the sea. When it was 9:00, we sat on the harbour wall, listening to BOOMS, WHIZZES and FIZZES of the fireworks. We saw gold, green red and blue shoot into the sky. “I can’t wait until next year!”



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