Tessa W: Cricketing Superstar

Amazing scenes at Kwik Cricket Club this afternoon as Tessa took 4 wickets in seven balls before rain brought a premature end to play. At the heart of this was a fantastic hattrick, bowling Jack P and John G before Jack P holed out to James VS to complete a famous moment for Tessa. Not content with this Tessa, in her next over, removed Catriona to complete a four wicket haul.

Cinderella: Alternative points of view

This week in class AS we have been looking at traditional stories and examining how the stories might be different if they were told from another character’s point of view. We looked closely at the story of Cinderella and the children decided which character they wanted to represent. Some of the stories you will read over the coming days are hilarious, while others portrauunpleasant characters in a more sympathetic light. The first story to be published is Tessa’s account from the Prince’s point of view.

I am the prince of Hampshire land. I don’t have a habit of writing, but I just have to tell you what happened recently.

It all started off on a Friday morning. The sun was shining bright, I got out of bed and started getting dressed. I went downstairs to get my breakfast, but my mother told me to find the love of my life.
“But mother I don’t need the love of my life to be happy, I’ve already got a brilliant family right here.” I argued, but my mother said,
“You must find one whether you like it or not, all you need to do is write invitations to a ball to all the girls in the land.”

Finally I finished writing the invitations and sent them out. The next evening I got dressed up in my best suit and shoes. My father drove my to the ball and I sat in the grand chair, then suddenly all the ladies started to arrive. One by one they lined up to greet me and I kissed every one of them. Then two ugly sisters came up to me, one came even closer and tried to kiss, her big fat gussy wart touched my face, and I thought I was going to pass out!

Suddenly the most beautiful lady came up to me with lush long blond hair , big blue eyes and teeth sparkling white. She walked up to me, grabbed my hand and pulled me into the ball room. The music went on and we danced, her beautiful blue dress touched my black velvet trousers.

We danced all night having the time of our lives. The candles flickering,the fresh scent of roses, the slow music. But suddenly the clock struck twelve and she ran out of the ballroom as fast as she could. I ran after her but I ran out of breath. However I saw something sparkling in the corner of my eye; it was her glass slipper. I picked it up and went straight home for a good night’s sleep, but I couldn’t get to sleep because I kept thinking about her!

I woke up and decided to go to every girls house and make them try on the shoe , and if it fitted them I’d know whose it was. I set off for my long journey. After a day’s searching I came to the last house and the two ugly sisters came up to me and said, bearing their yellow teeth,
“We will try on the glass slipper for you. we’re sure it will fit!” One of the sisters’ warts was oozing out yellow puss and it was dripping down her face. They tried it on, but it did not fit, then a blond haired girl came down the stairs and she tried the shoe on and it fitted her.
“Will you marry me?” I cried
“Of course I will.”

So we got married and had a great time!

Tessa’s myth

Tessa’s myth features a horrible Demon Devil and brave Thomas. Throw in a bit of romance and you’ve got a myth woth reading…

Sir Thomas the great

One time long ago in the village Aagos, a powerful King was very disturbed by his upset village because a horrible monster had been destroying his village and trying to hunt the King down!

A mighty warrier called Thomas went up to the Kings castle, and asked to defeat the dangerous beast, the Demon Devil. The King said ,

“If you defeat the horrible beast, you will be crowned Sir Thomas the great”

“Well that’s an offer that I can’t refuse,” said Thomas. Thomas sat on the beach waiting and wondering how he could find the the monster and how he could get there. Then he saw a tall elegant lady with long fair hair and a long red dress. She came up to Thomas and said,

“I have been waiting for you.” Carefully carrying a golden sword, shield and helmet, she said,

“ These magical objects will help you to fight the Demon Devil.”

“But who are you and where do I go?” Thomas exclaimed.

“ I am Mina, a goddess. You must go to the lake in the valley, you will meet another goddess. Hurry or you will keep her waiting.”

So Thomas set off and and saw a women. She was a goddess. He said,

“Are you the other goddess?”

“Yes and my name is Sabrina. Verily you have arrived. I have been waiting for you.”

“ I’m here now but what do you want?………..WOW!” Petrified ,Thomas had no words to describe the wonderful beast in front of him.

“What is that?” Thomas whispered. The tall elegant lady held a pearl in her hand and said,

“In in my hand is a real pearl. I will throw it into the water. If you can get it you can have my flying horse.” So Thomas dived into the water and swam as deep as he could to get the pearl. Thomas jumped out of the water breathless, holding up the pearl.

“Here take my flying horse”

“ But where do I go?”

“Go to the dark cave in the south”

“Thank you!” So Thomas climbed onto the shining horse, and he guided it to the cave.

Finally, he reached his destination. He climbed off the horse and went into the cave with his sword and shield at the ready. Creeping up behind the creature, he swiped his mighty gold sword and cut into the Demon Devil’s back and he whined with pain and said

“How dare you smite me with your sword. Now you will die before me.” Suddenly Thomas ran up with rage and cut his hideous head off, and it fell into his hands. Its shrivelled up body had sharp damp claws; you could see inside its mouth and its sharp pointy teeth. He sprinted out to the horse.

Thomas’ horse was standing in front of some rocks. Leaping onto the horse he flew back to the beach, he got off his horse and saw Sabrina waiting for him. She said, happily,

“I can’t resist your charming face. Will you marry me Thomas?”

“Of course I will!” And within a day they became married and Tomas was called sir Thomas the great.