Message in a Bottle

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“Oh no Mum, not the beach!” I say. “Yes, the beach,” Mum says. “Come on Jake! Just for once come to the beach with me and your Dad!” Mum says. “Fine.” I say. I quickly run and grab my phone before Mum see’s me. I put it in my pocket, stuff a few sour lollies in my mouth and dash to the car. We arrive at the beach, so I get out of the car and sit behind the toilet block, get out my phone and start texting my friend. “Come to the beach.” I text him, he text’s back. “Sure, I’ll be there in a second.” My parents call me down to the water, I roll my eyes and put my phone in my pocket. I run down to the water and find a bottle. “Go on, open it,” says my Dad. I open it and read the paper. ” Get a boat and come to these coordinates, x-36127 y-3345677 z-9926172.” “Mum! Come quick!” I yell. I see her running to me. Just as she gets to me, I see Tyler park his bike. “Come down here!” I yell. “What is it?” everyone asks. “It’s a message,” I say. “It says down the bottom, be careful there are real bad people with real mean guns.” Dad says in a trembling voice. “All right then!” I say “Lets grab the boat and our hunting weapons!” So my family and friend go to our house and grab a rifle and pocket knife each. My Mum stays home and does her paperwork. Me and Dad go fuel up the boat and Tyler goes to load up the guns and un-jamm the pocket knives. “Alright, lets go!” says my Dad. We go to Tyler and tell him we’re ready. “I’ve un-jammed the pocket knives,” he says. “Alright then!” I say “Lets get going!”

“We’re nearly there!” yells Dad at the top of his lungs. “I think I can only just see the island in the distance. We can stop in that apot over there!” I say. “Looks good!” comments Tyler. So we stopped in the spot and snuck in, rifles tight in out hand. “Get down!” says Dad as one of the men pass us. We see the dungeon and go there as silent as we could. We saw many prisoners. But we could’nt get them out without the keys. “I’ll get the keys.” I whispered. “No you can’t Jake!” says Dad. “You’ll kill yourself!” ” Trust me Dad,” I say. ” I won’t.” I went to the back of the man and silently took his keys. We unlocked all the cells and it appeared there was a back door. We opened it and looked outside. There were bad men everywhere! So we went back the way we came from. We managed to sneak past again. We got in the boat. “Come on! Get on!” Dad yells to us and the people we rescued. We started driving, but one of the men saw us! “Hey! The prisoners are escaping!” he yelled. My Dad drove off as fast as he could. But soon after there were men on huge boats with huge mounted machine guns. They were firing at us. DOOF DOOF DOOF! The guns were so loud I couldn’t hear myself. But then I remembered, we had rifles! So I got my rifle aimed at the centre of their engine, and BAM! KABOOM! Their boat exploded! It created a chain reaction! They were destroyed! We arrived at the police station and said, “We found them in an island full of men with guns.” “Ok,” said the police. We arrived home I went inside and said, “Hi Mum.”

By Luca


Cross Country Sub-Districts

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On Friday the 28th some 5K students went for two hours to cross country at Bowen State School. It was fun and it was very hot and humid. Seven of the students participated in the cross country sub-districts trails. The students that are 10 and under ran 2km and the students that are turning 11 ran 3km.

Every Monday Wednesday and Friday morning the champions would meet Mrs S and Mr F on Mondays and Fridays and on Wednesday Mrs Farrell and Mr freeman. At training we learnt skills to help us with our running.

At the cross country we had to be there before 8:45. The bus was at Queens Beach State School at 8:45 and we did the roll and got onto the bus. We arrived at Bowen State and Mr F took a picture in front of the rocket ship. Then we made our way to the big tree to sit under. Then Mr G, the Bowen State sports teacher, walked us around the course so we would know where to go.

After we finished walking around the course the under 10 girls went to the starting line to start. The girls results were: Rachel 2nd, Lindsay 3rd, Sinead 5th and Jordan had a very good run and she came 13th. The boys results were: Lenny 6th,Adam 7th and Ben had a very good run and we had a very lucky girl that was turning 11 call Keyaira and she came 2nd.

After the run was over we went to McDonald’s and got a 30c ice-cream from Mr F. Then we ate it outside and had a talk with Mr F. He said he was very very proud of us. We got back to school and had lunch and we were all very hungry.

By Sinead