Age 6 to 8

‘The Game of Hide and Seek’ by Miriam, Age 8 Years

Once upon a time there was a cat called Sylvester. Sylvester was very cheeky sometimes, especially in this story. Sylvester had a sensible owner, which is just the opposite of him. Sylvester’s owner was called Chloe. Chloe had long, dark hair and clear blue eyes. Sylvester was black-and-white, with grass green eyes. One day, just before the fireworks went off and the tall ships came in, the streets were loaded with people busying around to get a good view of the sea and sky.
Sylvester and Chloe were playing hide-and-seek, which as you can probably imagine, it was very, very, very easy to find a place to hide that no-one could find you in a million years.
Sylvester was quite good at hiding. He decided to hide at the top of one of the colourful palm trees, but even he couldn’t see the seagull eyeing him curiously from overhead. He scrambled up the rough-barked palm tree and sneakily hid between two of the fresh green leaves.
Meanwhile, Chloe had just finished counting and had started looking for Sylvester. She certainly didn’t know where to look! She searched everywhere, well, everywhere except at the top of a palm tree!
After a while, Sylvester began to feel impatient. “Come on,” he thought, “even I could find a speck of dust up in this place! I didn’t mean to make it this hard!”
Suddenly, he spotted the seagull swooping down to him! He tried to cry out for help, but all that came out was a tiny “Mew!” despite his desperate efforts. Before you could say ‘Tiddlywinks’ the seagull had him up on the highest pole of a tall ship in a trice. Sylvester was trapped!
Chloe, at that time, had given up. ”OK, Sylvester, you win!” the frightened girl kept on shouting anxiously. She began to feel slightly worried after a while. What if Sylvester was lost? What would she do then?!?!?
Sylvester was beginning to feel scared. He could hear Chloe’s yelling, but was too worried to reply.
Suddenly, somebody in the crowd cried out, ‘Hey, what’s that black-and white thing on top of that tall ship over there? Is it a seagull?’
Chloe and all the other people turned to look. Sylvester smiled, grateful that they had finally noticed him.
This was Chloe’s only chance to find Sylvester. “No! THAT’s not a SEAGULL!!!” She yelled out in delight. “That’s my Sylvester!” Before anyone could stop her, she dived in the freezing ice-cold sea, in only her polka-dotted buttoned dress and leggings. Past the seals she went, crying tears of joy. Soggy-wet, she scrambled on board the tall ship which Sylvester was on. Ignoring the sailor’s warnings completely, she carelessly started to stagger herself up the riggings of the high mast. “Don’t look down,” she told herself, “Do anything but don’t look down!” She was nearly half-way now, on the third/fourth sail out of the 7 there were. “Nearly there!” She thought, “Not far to go now!”
Before you could blink, she was up at the top of the tall ship, cradling a black and white meowing ball of fur in her arms. “Now, to get down.” She stood deep in thought for a minute or two, one arm on the pole and the other rocking Sylvester gently.
She carefully let her arm go, watching the sails as she fell, hoping to grab on to one of the lowest banners so she could lower herself into the sea without making a big splash. She grabbed hold of the last banner with a tight grip so she wouldn’t slip and fall, and carefully lowered herself onto the ship’s deck. One of the sailors kindly picked up his phone and rang a lifeboat to take Sylvester and Chloe to shore, so Sylvester didn’t have to get wet.
Off to shore they went, the wind flapping in Chloe’s hair and Sylvester’s fur. Everybody cheered. “SYL-VE-STER!” they shouted, “CHLO-E!” the yelling was deafening. People even had made bright, colourful, home-made banners with their names on them, in order for a giant celebration
When they got to shore, Chloe thanked the man whom was at the wheel and said her farewells. Tired after all the exciting events that day, Sylvester wearily settled down on a comfy red-brick wall to watch the fireworks, while Chloe pointed out where they had been – on which exact tall ship – to a journalist with a telescope.

Age 6 to 8

‘Tall Ships’ by Harry, Age 8 Years

I love the tall ships,
The excitement, the atmosphere, the noise,
is like none other.
Fireworks crackle and bang as they fly into the sky.
Startled, small animals jump into bushes and climb up trees, trying to get away from the noise.

I love the tall ships,
The smells, the fireworks and best of all, the enormous boats.
I can hear people cheering as gigantic ships whiz around.
Tired sailors jump out of their boats onto the beach.

Ahh, I love the tall ships!

Age 6 to 8

‘Tall Ships’ by Sofia, Age 8 Years

Tall ships
Alone just
Lying there so
Lonely I can
Smell the lushest food ever
Here I am watching them in the harbour
I am also watching very noisy
Pets. They are plucking their whiskers and biting their nails.

Age 6 to 8

‘The Regatta’ by Jacob, Age 8 Years

The people waving their arms
Aeroplanes landing on the sea
Lost planes with bad pilots
Lost kids crying
Ships racing in the wind
Happy people laughing
If you see
People jumping off masts
Ships sailing away.

Age 6 to 8

‘Tall Ships’ by Xavier, Age 8 Years

The crackle of fireworks banging,
Ants getting headaches from all the noise,
Laughter from sailors who are telling each other jokes,
Licking dogs trying to beg food from the pasty shop,
Sleepy sailors in the middle of the night,
Hailing: water turning white,
lIt fires by sailors who are cold,
Proud captains by their tall ships
Scraping cats getting scared by all the noise.

Age 6 to 8

‘Tall Ships’ by Luke, Age 8 Years

Tall ships honk honk
All the people talk talk
Lunch chomp chomp
Lovely fireworks in the sky bang bang
Ships flags flap flap
Horns honk honk
I saw the fireworks with my eye
People happy watching the display
Singing choirs entertain

Age 6 to 8

‘The Sea Story’ by Leon, Age 8 Years

One day there was a person called Ross. He was going for his daily walk and he found a hurt rat. He took it home and took care of it. He named the rat Scally. Scally was very dirty so Ross cleaned Scally. When Scally got out she yawned so Ross made a bed for Scally. Then Ross thought that he was tired too.

In the morning when Ross and Scally woke they both yawned at the same time.
They both laughed, well Ross did but Scally squeaked (that meant she was laughing in rat). They both went for a walk down the street and when Ross looked behind him there were loads of rats! Ross did not know which one was Scally.

Ross was so sad that he started to cry. “WA! WA! WA! WA!” said Ross, then he remembered that Scally was the clean one. Soon he found her. Ross was so happy that he ran straight to a pet shop to buy a collar for Scally. He got her name engraved on it and gave it to her. Then Ross told Scally that it was the tall ships and Sally was so excited that she ran ahead and found somewhere to sit and Scally and Ross watched the tall ships.

Age 6 to 8

‘Tall Ships’ by Jay, Age 8 Years

The sound of the most amazing fireworks
A giant crown of cheering people
Lovely smells of barbecues cooking
Like nothing you have ever smelt
Super cool sailors standing on sails
Happy people all around you
Impossible to count everyone
Praying it will never end
Sailing out of Falmouth.

Age 6 to 8

‘Tilly and Bob’ by Emily Ra, Age 8 Years

Tilly is young and she is twenty-four. Tilly has a dog called Dave. They were in town. When then got there Dave the dog disappeared. Dave smelt a hot dog and he ran to find it on a tall ship. Tilly was worried because Dave was gone. She went around town hunting for him. She looked on the beaches. She looked in the hotels. She looked in the castle. She couldn’t find him. She looked everywhere. Then she played her music. Dave heard it and he came back. He barked and barked!

Age 6 to 8

‘Tall Ship’ by Izzy, Age 8 Years

The sails flap flap
All the sailors singing tall ship songs
Laughing and cheering
Loving the fireworks and seeing the flags
Sailors chatting and talking
High sails blowing about in the wind
I really love it and it is very loud
Pretty fireworks exploding
Surprise boat horns going off