1st - My Lockdown - Maryam Bonass
During lockdown it was the month of Ramadan, which I will you more about: Ramadan is a time of fasting. What I mean is you wake up before sunrise (about 2:30am), have your breakfast and drink lots and lots of water (because if you don’t you are likely to feel sick during the day). Then, before the sun comes up, (about 3:00am) you do Salat (prayers) and go back to bed. Fasting means that in the morning, you can’t fling yourself out of bed, pour your breakfast and make a cup of tea or coffee. Not until the sun is setting, anyway. So, fasting is not good to do if you’re really ravenous. Because I am little, I didn’t have to fast the whole way through, when I had school. That was very lucky! But during lockdown even when I didn’t fast I could stay up with my family when they finally ate. The best bit of this year was that we got a Ramadan Advent calendar chocolate EVERY DAY!
Eid is a festival to celebrate the end of Ramadan. We get dressed up in beautiful Indian clothes and go to people’s houses. I would normally see friends and family. We say Eid Mubarak, have a bit of a chat, then eat lots of yummy food (chocolate and sweets and pakoras - that was my favourite part, especially when my grandfather made his delicious sheer khumma, mmm). But this time it was different, very different. You see, this time we were only allowed to go to my grandfather’s house, and I actually mean just in his garden, have a picnic lunch, then have a little chocolate and sheer khumma, and then leave, without giving my grandfather even a hug, which made us all very sad.
Then, we were allowed to go back to school. But when we did this happened!
Couldn't come to school today,
Or go out and play with friends.
Running a high temperature,
Or a low temperature,
Night and day,
A Covid-19 test, that's what I had
Very bored, staying at home
I would rather be at school having fun
Running around the playground.
Unable to use the equipment
Something I've been looking forward to!
2nd - My Coronavirus Comic - Ooneen Doran
3rd - The Day my Life Changed - Jacob Clark
everyday is exactly the same.
On March 2020, life changed for me and many other kids,
but who was to blame.
Covid 19 it came out of the blue
I didnt understand
Im sure u didn't too
The news was on but nothing going in
I felt like my life was in a spin
I was excited at first, cause school was set to close, and I could sit up late and order domino's.
Lock down then happened then everything changed.
I couldn't see my nanny or granda again,
We talked on the phone but it wasn't the same oh covid 19 you're to blame.
I felt so scared that someone would die
At this point all I could do was cry why??
Im 10 years old I still do understand, all i know is I need to wash my hands,
I miss my friends and my family too
all I want is to go back to school.
Im just glad im safe and sound, covid 19 is still around wash ur hands and keep safe, try to hold back a second wave.
Crazy Razy's Lockdown Mix-up - Ava Gallagher
Now back to Razy, a five year old girl * who’s curly hair stuck out in all directions as if she was just in the middle of an explosion, and what her dad called a “can do attitude” but what her teacher called “wit”.
Although she didn’t like cats or dogs, Razy had a pet hamster that she loved with all her heart. His name was Nibbles. He was light brown and had a little pink nose on his chubby hamster face. He slept in a cage in Razy’s bedroom. Life was good, until...
One evening Razy went up to the attic to get a new jar of hamster food for Nibbles’ dinner. When she got up there, she saw all of her dad’s experiments. “How interesting!” thought Razy as she stumbled her way through rows of jars of all shapes and sizes. Finally she reached a jar that seemed to contain small brown balls. “This must be it, ” she said to herself, and she picked up the jar and marched happily to her room. “Here you go Nibbles.” she said as she fed him one of the balls. She curled up in her cozy bed. “Goodnight Nibbles ” she said and fell asleep.
The next morning Nibbles wasn’t in his cage. Razy ran downstairs and there he was, in the kitchen, but something had changed, something big... Nibbles was now ENORMOUS !!!
Razy was stuck, she had brought the giant hamster to her room and thought it had something to do with the brown balls she found in the attic. So she pulled on her father’s goggles and lab coat ( which trailed behind her and made her trip) and got to work.
First she fed Nibbles a brightly coloured liquid that made him turn invisible (and you don’t wanna know what an invisible hamster can do). Next she tried one that seemed to glow, and it did exactly that, made him glow. After that she tried a jar of what looked like baby powder, but that only seemed to make him hungry. She tried and tried until every jar was empty, but then she knew exactly what she needed to do.
Razy booked two tickets for a plane to the Amazon Jungle, where she was sure no one would find Nibbles. She got him on the plane cleverly disguised as Professor Seawater (and wearing a mask of course!) and off they went.
The Amazon was beautiful and Razy loved it. She wished her father could be there. But he wouldn’t understand- adults never do.
As she gently urged Nibbles into the jungle, she hoped that he would find a home where he would be safe. After all everyone needs somewhere to belong.
*nearly six as she often had to correct people.
The NHS! Aaron Tuttey
When we were in lockdown - Abi Keown
As miserable as can be
The world was full of sadness
Not a single speck of glee.
It started with a bat
Or so the tale is told
We were told to stay at home
But some people were too bold.
Here I am at home
Drinking a cup of tea
Thinking of the future
When the future’s safe to see.
2020 the year that we will never get back - Gracie Clark
This virus can kill
These words keep going threw my mind
A year I would rather leave behind.
Have to stay inside to save lives
Wash r hands,to stay alive
Shopping all got,doors all closed
No-one is getting in,a rule we had to impose.
At least we are safe being inside
A rule us kids had to abide
I missed my friends,my nanny to
But at least I knew they where safe to.
We facetimed each other every day
But I missed are hugs in every way.
The rules they change every week
But this poem gave me the platform to speak,
I don't know if it will go away,I just pray its not hear to stay, wash ur hands and were u mask, thats all this little girl asks.
Stay Home Stay Safe - Madison Mailey Gilvary
Quarantine Covid 19 - John Paul McColgan
Fartaland - Malachy Quinn
Smartyfarty farts his way to planet Earth. Instead of rockets, his farts make him fly to Earth because they are super loud, they push him down to planet Earth.
He’s got very powerful eyes, it’s like they’re microscopes, so he can see Coronavirus everywhere.
Smartyfarty decides to take all the children from Earth to Fartaland while he goes back around planet Earth zapping Coronavirus. Once he sees Coronavirus with his eyes, he uses a special fart potion and puts it on to people who have it. The wee potion makes them go to the toilet, and then Coronavirus gets weaker and weaker and weaker until it actually goes away. Then they’re better.
When the children are in Fartaland, it is so stinky.
It might sound funny and it might sound weird, but while they are there, they learn to make farts that kill Coronavirus as well. By fart teachers! So basically the teacher farts on the board and she farts on their faces and then they have the special fart powers to make Coronavirus go away. They’re still normal children, the babies too, they’re not superheroes, but they have a special power like Smartyfarty. The smelliest farts are the good ones, they make Coronavirus go away the fastest. You know Coronavirus is bad? Well the farts that are good and smelly will kill it. The bad farts are the not-really-smelly ones, they take your special powers away.
When Smartyfarty takes all the children back to planet Earth, they fart wherever Coronavirus might be. Because there’s so many farts to kill it, it goes away in one year. Then all the children can go back to school. And they’ve got their super duper farts to keep them safe forever! The children don’t get shouted at for farting ever again.
A life in a 8 year old shoes - Jude Clark
Im 8 years old
I dont know what it means
All of a sudden these words come to me
Covid 19 I just wanna be free.
Your not allowed out! And no one allowed in,wash ur hands being yelled at me.
Leave me alone I dont really care,covid 19 is all just a blur
School has been closed i dont really care time to kick of my shoes,relax and not care,
Play my games im loving this life dont leave the house,I dont care thats life.
All these rules just go over my head,I'm in my room lying on my bed.
My computer on,controller in my hand
im loving this life, lockdowns not so bad.
I dont know what the fuss is about I don't know whats going on lockdown 2020 didn't last for long schools reopened time to get back why was everyone so stressed I had the best crack.
The Troll Surprise - Riley
One day a little troll came and said, “if I beat you in a game of football will you give me your football?”
“Yes! Bring it you little troll!”
“No, it is not. Pass, Troll Number 7, cross into the box Troll Number 4 and let him header it in.”
“Ok Boss! What a header by Troll Number 4!”
“My ball,” said the girl and she shot from the half way line, but Troll Number 2 stopped it from going in. “Awwww, that was so close.”
She shot again, and what a goal! Then the troll passed to the wrong person and another goal! Time was up and in a flash the troll left. So, the girl never played outside again.
Kuya fights for fairies - Sara
The Scientist's Success - Ted Morrow
Tommy Trexs lockdown adventure - Tom Cranston
“Tell me the greatest story in the world or I will take you back to my realm!” It said.
Tommy was in shock, he fell on his butt. He thought for a second then ‘POP’ the story came to him and he began to tell the best story he could think of;
“It was a dark and stormy night ‘krraack, krraaack.’ Not like every normal storm in Northern Ireland, this was a banana storm. Instead of water it rained actual bananas.
But something really cool happened to one special banana. It looked like every other banana until….. Two big black eyes grew, then a mouth, two muscly arms and two super strong legs. Brian the Banana man was born.
At the top of Scrabo mountain was a dark, dark tower where the biggest TRex you have ever seen lived. The castle used to belong to Commander Lloydus but he died of old age in the 90’s or thats what they want you to believe. The big boss in the castle is now Count Dracula TRex ‘Mwah ha haaa’ everyone knows him as Jeff.
Jeff is actually always hungry and his most favourite things to eat are the little Velociraptors that live in the next village. The thing is, when he eats them they make him poop bananas. Like actual bananas!
Brian had to climb to the top of the big mountain to see Jeff. When he reached the door he pressed the door bell. It made the scariest sound. DO, DO, DO, DOOOOOOO!
Brian was shaking with fear when the door slowly opened, ‘eeeeeeeeek.’
Suddenly Jeffs head appeared and his tiny arms reached out and grabbed Brian before he could run and the door slammed closed behind them.
Brian looked at Jeff. Jeff’s massive belly made a weird noise and ‘pooooop’, out fell a banana. Brian the Best bananaman was shocked. He looked from Jeff, to the banana on the floor, to his own banana hands…”
The shiny God laughed soo loud and with a ‘snap’ of his fingers he was gone. Tommy walked on down the dark road until he got home, like it was any normal day…. Or was it?