Stories

Every morning, brilliant new stories are written by primary schoolchildren.They are all stored in our library (the stories, not the children). To read the stories and see the pictures, just click on the title or read more to view stories.

We also have stories from our other locations:  Cork, Galway, Mayo and Wicklow

The cranky old man

​Scoil Cholmcille, 4th class, County Wicklow, 12th September 2017

Once there was a cranky old man called Billy and whenever a football went into his garden he would pop it. He hated kids.

The kids threw rocks at his windows, pie at his face and nick-knocked his door and then ran away.

One day Billy was cooking his dinner: a piece of cheese was lying on the table and came alive. 

Jeremy’s little adventure

St Mary’s Primary School, Dublin 7, 5th Class, 12th September 2017

Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was a turtle called Jeremy. 

He wasn’t an average kind of turtle, he was a special kind of turtle. 

Not only could he talk, but he also liked to be a bit bold sometimes. 

An Unexpected Friend

St Brigid’s Primary School, 6th Class, 11th September 2017

Ava would never forget the sound of rain on the orphanage’s roof. She was lying in bed thinking about her life.

“My greatest fear is being alone and right now I’m terrified”, said Ava to herself. 

She sneaked through the hallway like a mouse without making a sound. 

Revenge on Tea Turtle

​Scoil Assaim Boys National School, Raheny, 5th Class, 6 September 2017

“Another great day, living in a tree,” said Tree Turtle to himself as he looked out over his balcony while eating wet toast.

Just then, Tree Turtle spotted Vulchie the vulture flying around, scanning the area for enemies.

Vulchie tumbled into the balcony and fell straight into Tree turtle’s wet toast.

Someone Stole My Bacon

​Gaelscoil Choláiste Mhuire, Parnell Square, 4th Class, 5 September 2017

Once upon a time, there was an alien pig called Tim. 

Tim lived on a planet called Pigvilla, but crash landed on Earth when his fried-egg shaped spaceship ran out of magical mud fuel.

Tim’s first thought after landing was, “I need to find fuel so I can continue on my quest.”

Prisoner of Love

Sunbeam House, Bray, 29 August 2017

A tale of action and romance featuring Olly Murs and Ronan O’Gara

One morning in Cork, Sam got up. He brushed his teeth, got his breakfast, brushed his hair, and got dressed into his work clothes (a suit).

Sam got into his Audi and drove to Dublin. When he got out of his car, a stranger grabbed him and put a black bag over his head.

Lydia and the Snow Elves

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, 7 July 2017

Lydia was on her own in the Temple of Auriel. The temple was deserted. 

Lydia was waiting for her best friend Sammy the snow leopard to come back from the Elfswhere, in snow country.

As the snow fell from the sky onto Lydia’s hair, it didn’t make her cold. She was a snow elf.

Fern the Fox

Fighting Words at Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, 7 July 2017, Summer Workshop 1

Fern the fox was in her house. She was jumping around on the golden trampoline in her bedroom.

Fern’s best friend Broccoli Boy the wrestler was jumping around with her.

Fern had a talking, golden toilet. It was a gift from her mother for her 9th birthday.

 

Pop: The Talent of L.A.

LIFE Programme, Dun Laoghaire, 29th June 2017

One afternoon, Princess Bouncy and her best friend Mr. Fire were having a cup of coffee inside a café in Los Angeles. In the background, Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars was playing.

It was very hot out, so the two friends decided they would go for a swim after their coffee.

“Would you like to go on a date with me?” Mr. Fire asked the princess. He was feeling confident.

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The Moustache Shaver

​Wicklow ETNS, County Wicklow, 4th class, 06 December 2016

Once upon a time there was a man called Mr. Wiggle Moustache who lived in a cottage in the woods. 

He lived with his best friend Jeff the cool footballer.

He lived in a forest on top of a rainbow where there were pink fluffy unicorns dancing on it. 

Clyde’s Big Escape

Jonathan Swift NS, Dunlavin, County Wicklow, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th, 24 November 2016

Clyde the Kitten is in the street feeling lonely and wishing for a family. 

He sees someone eating a hot-dog so jumps up to get the hot-dog off him. 

The hot-dog turns out to be magical and it teleports Clyde to the Candy Kingdom.

Azure Jenkins and the Lost Stone

St Andrew’s NS, County Wicklow, 5th Class, 23rd November 2016

In a little cottage, in a really deep forest in Co. Wicklow, Alisia Crotchet came over and then she blew up the cottage. 

She blew up the house and then Paddy the Troll, from a different part of the forest, saw the smoke rising; he went over to see what had gone wrong. 

When he went over he saw a dead body lying on the floor. 

Half way there

​Blessington no 1 NS, County Wicklow, 5th & 6th Class, 22nd November 2016

As Dave left the room he realised he had to go to the shop because he had run out of peanuts. 

When he was in the shop he saw a magazine with the moon on it and thought it was pretty. 

He realised he forgot his wallet and he had to go back home. 

DASH

​Wicklow ETNS, 4th Class, 17th November 2016

“Oh, Oh! Spagetti-o,” said Jay as he got out of bed to go to school. Jay heard fire sirens. 

He peeked out the window and saw smoke coming from the direction of his school; his school was on fire! 

He looked over and immediately thought to himself that a villain called Black Skull was burning down the school.

The Chronicles of Murf

St Patrick’s NS, Glencullen,  County Wicklow, 5th Class, 16th November 2016

Part I:  The adventure of Murf and Marty

Once upon a time there was a sheep and his name was Murf.  

He  lived in The Burrow with his best friend Marty, the black sheep. 

The wild mission of Bob

Bray School Project, County Wiclow, 4th Class, 15th November 2016

Once upon a time there was a unicorn called Bob and his best friend was called Jeff The Pig. 

They lived in a world not far away called Uni-Rainbow.

There was an evil Queen called Eibhlinn who ruled Uni-Rainbow and many other countries. 

Cheevolicious - the wrath of disco time

Bray School Project, County Wicklow, 6th Class, 10th November 2016

One night, Jovan broke out of the zoo and became a free gorilla. 

He grabbed hold of the bars and ripped them off until there was only two remaining, then ran off into the night looking for Paddy the monster potato. 

He wanted to kill the potato because he was mean: Paddy had been mean to him in the past.

Donald Truff v. Killary Tintin

​Wicklow ETNS, 5th Class, 9th November 2016

Today Donald Truff became president of Alibanana.

He quit his job as an Oompa Loompa in the chocolate factory and went on the news in the capital city, Banana, to say what he wanted to do with Alibanana.  

He got lost on his way back home and fell into a hole.

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