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, Conamara, Galway, Kerry, Mayo, NorthWest, Wicklow, and Wexford

Danny the Football Player

St Senan’s NS, Foynes, 1st & 2nd , Fighting Words Limerick, 30th September 2021

Danny the football player got substituted on to play for his team. Then, the principal of the school called Danny to his room and gave him new jerseys for the team. 

He was afraid that his best friend Robbie wouldn’t fit in the jersey.

Robbie thought his best friend Danny was going to kick the ball to him and the ball was going to burst.

Aengus and the Chocolate Heist

Lucan Educate Together National School, 5th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 29th September 2021

Aengus the ten year old boy was playing his first GAA match. He was a defender. Afterwards, he met his cousin Patricia in town.

They hopped on the next horse drawn carriage to Ringsend. 

“How did the match go?” asked Patricia. 

The Criminals and the Diamond

St.Patrick’s JNS, Blanchardstown, 2nd class, 29th September 2021

Greg the super-villain and Freddy the Criminal were robbing a bank. And then Eddie the super-hero came and they started fighting.

Then the superhero went away because he didn’t have enough power and the criminals went to their hide-out.

They were talking about how to defeat the chief of the super-heroes who was stronger than all the super-heroes.

Goat's Cheese

Alexandra College Junior School, Milltown, 6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 28 September 2021

“Hi, I’m Gary the Race Car Driver. My best friend is Cheesy Chad, a block of cheddar cheese. Stop saying Feta.

He’s not made of Fetal. For the love of God, stop Feta!” Gary said to the news reporter.

In came Cheesy Chad to the interview in his swaggy sunglasses and backwards baseball cap.

Trevor’s Annoying Adventure

Scoil Assaim Boy's National School, Raheny, 5th Class, 27 September 2021

Trevor the Annoying Spud got kidnapped by an Oompa-Loompa. The Oompa-Loompa wanted to turn him into a crisp. 

His best friend, Le-mon the French Lemon, squirted some lemon juice in the Oompa-Loompa’s eyes and burned him. 

Then, the Oompa-Loompa said, “Don’t hurt me! I’ll tell you where my boss is!”

Capers Jimmy Óig agus Bhilly Mhóir

Scoil Náisiúnta Thóin Ré Gaoith, Tóin Ré Gaoith, Acaill, Co. Mhaigh Eo, Rang a 4,5,6, Fighting Words Chonamara, 23/09/2021

Lá amháin bhí Jimmy Óg ag siúl sa pháirc. Bhí sé an-scamallach agus bhí tintreach agus toirneach ar an mbealach.

Chonaic sé spúnóg adhmaid ar an mbóthar. Rith sé agus rith sé ach spúnóg adhmaid dhraíochta a bhí inti agus lean sí Jimmy Óg agus SLAM! 

The Battle At KFC

St. Conleth and Mary's National School, Newbridge, 4th Class, Fighting Words Kildare, 24 September 2021

Loaf of Bread, the most dangerous thing on earth, likes chicken. 

Loaf of Bread's best friend is Jeff and he is a chicken curry.  They had a great friendship where they prank each other. 

“Jeff, we need to turn the world into bread,” said Loaf of Bread.

John and the Magical Dog

St. Laurence O’Toole’s CBS, 2nd and 3rd class, 23rd September 2021

One day, John the Little Boy was walking to school when he found a dog on the streets. John had a big, heavy jacket on because it was raining.

He put the dog in his bag so no one could see him. 

When he went to school, the dog was making noise and all the teachers were like “What’s that noise?”

The Curse of Bananas

Rathmichael School, Shankill, 5th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 23 September 2021

Once upon a time there was an orphan called Bob. He didn’t know much but he knew that bananas were the scariest thing in the world.

He had been in Dublin Orphanage since he was a toddler.

Bob was in the orphanage because both of his parents slipped on a banana and hit their heads! 

Wild and free

Valleymount National School, Wicklow, 5th & 6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 22 September 2021

Amber the horse really didn’t like the farm that she was on at the moment. Her owners were thinking of selling her. She was sick of being worked and she needed a rest. 

She had to plough fields every single day. She was heartbroken that she was being worked but other horses were having a better life. Amber just wanted to be free! 

The owners were thinking of selling her best friend Oinker the pig as well. 

Hammie’s Adventures

St.Patrick’s JNS, Corduff, 2nd class, 22nd September 2021

There was a smelly hamburger called Hammie. He tasted tasty, but he wanted to be tastier.

Then he saw a Burger King at the end of Australia. He went to his friend Nuggie the chicken nugget and asked if he could help him.

Two Crazy Best Friends

Guardian Angel's National School, Blackrock. 3rd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 21 September 2021

Once upon a time there was a cyan dragon called Charlie. Charlie was outside his house in the clouds playing with a basketball.

He really loved playing basketball. 

Then, he saw his best friend Frank the talking taco.

The Wish of an Alien

Assumption SGNS, 6th class, 20th September 2021

Lisa had never been to Earth and she was very nervous to go for the first time.

Lisa was an alien who came from Mars who had bright yellow hair and pink skin. She had never seen so many people on Mars so Earth scared her.

The reason why she wanted to be down on Earth is because she wanted to be human and lead another life. 

The Magic Dessie

St. Fiachra’s Senior National School, Beaumont, 6th class, 16th September 2021

Stella the short girl who had red hair, blue eyes and had an extra finger on one hand 

Her grandad was a really good horse rider and when he died she wanted to be as good as him 

Falling off her flying horse, Dessie

The Mythical Land

Alexandra College Junior School, Milltown, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 16 September 2021

Once upon a time there was a girl called Heather. She was in her room reading a book. She was also dreaming of having a magical dog.

Her mum told her she could go to the shop to buy something for her cousin’s birthday, and as an added treat, buy something for herself as well.

After going to the shop, she went to her favourite fountain and accidentally fell in, she was transported into a magical land. 

Pink the Flamingo & the Crocodile Army Attack

Gaelscoil Phadraig, Ballybrack, 1st & 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 15th September 2021

Pink the Flamingo was at the river drinking water. While he was drinking the water, he was dreaming about socks. His feet were really cold. 

He was too busy drinking water and dreaming about socks that he didn’t see the crocodile coming. This was where he got his fear of crocodiles.

Before the crocodile could eat Pink, his best friend, Blue the Bird, came to save him.

​Pedro Saves the Day

St. Patrick’s National School,6th class, 15th September 2021

Once, when it was a dark night, there was a boy called Samuel who was sleeping.

The night before while partying with his friend, Pedro, Samuel had been turned into a vampire.

The only thing that was on his mind during that party was voting Kanye East to be president.

Nathaniel's Trip to the Moon

Rathmichael School, Shankill, 6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 14 September  2021

My name is Nathaniel and I can shoot melted cheese out of my hands.

I am working in the cheese section of McDonalds, shooting melted cheese onto all of the Big Macs.

One of my best friends, Senor Cracker, has a cheese and cracker cart outside of McDonalds.

The Curse of Julia Mama

Our Lady of Victories GNS, 5th class, 8th September 2021

Angelica the Shape-Shifter lived in a forest. She spent her days looking for symbols that could get her powers back. Julia Mama the Evil Chef was jealous of Angelica’s power. 

One day, she poisoned one of her dishes and gave it to Angelica. Angelica met her best friend Fillupa Flop in a desert while she was searching for symbols. 

“Where are you going to look for the next symbol?

Bongo and Andrew’s Adventures

Ashbourne ETNS, 5th class, 6th September 2021

Bongo the Second and Andrew the Pug were in the back garden. They were staring at the sun when Bongo suddenly said, “Wait! We might explode!”

Instead of looking at the sun, they started playing with the super bouncy ball that they got in Smooths. Andrew kept saying, “Can you throw it and I’ll run after it?”

Bongo replied, “No, you throw it. I’ll run after it.”

Triggered Bees

By Charlotte, Age 9, Co. Dublin

                              Beeware, if you have a fear of bees do not read on...

Hello! My name is Charlotte and I live in a small house on top of a hill with my best friends

Faye and C! (No, her real name is not C, it's Caoimhe, but Faye and I call her C because…well, there is no reason).

Sióg na Coille

Cúrsa Samhraidh 3 COGG, Fighting Words Chonamara, 2/7/2021

Bhí an áit dubh dorcha agus bhí Molly bocht ina haonar.

Níor thaitin an dorchadas le Molly.

Bhí torann aisteach le cloisteáil, bhí sí fuar agus bhí imní uirthi.


Sacred Heart SNS, Killinarden, 5th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 28 June 2021

Da baby was born in a basement and his mam was called Da Mother. Da baby went to Mr. MacLiam’s class and got an egg to the head.

That was why he was afraid of Mr. MacLiam’s class and where he got his nickname, Egghead.

Da baby invented the Coronavirus to wipe them out. He cried to his friend, M and M off-brand the rapper. 


St. Patrick’s Junior School, Dublin 15, 2nd Class, 28 June 2021

Mr. Monkey was a cranky man. He lived in a witch’s house in the forest. 

One day, Mr. Monkey was eating chocolate ice cream. He noticed that eating ice cream made him feel happier. 

Mr. Monkey didn’t like being happy, so he went to the shop to buy some cranky soap. When he got home, Mr. Monkey spread the soap all over his face and he felt crankier. 

The Chase

Gaelscoil Uí Earcáin, 5th class, 25th June 2021

Hi, my name is Bob. My best friend is Gerald the Hooligan. This is the story about my life.

It was 9th July 1986, and I was waking up beside an abandoned train rail. 

I didn’t know where I was. I got up and walked a bit and ran into a man named Gerald.

Eachtraí Pog Kitten agus Pog Dog

Gaelscoil Dhroichead na Banndan, Cloch Mhic Shíomóin, Droichead na Banndan, Co. Chorcaí. Rang a 4, Fighting Words Chonamara

Go tobann, dhúisigh Pog Kitten ar an leaba. Ansin rolláil sí amach as an leaba. Rith sí go dtí an chistin.

Bhí sceitimíní an domhain uirthi mar bhí sí ag dul ag cóisir Fred an Fish Finger.

Ansin chonaic sí go raibh cúcamair aici don bhricfeasta.

Billy’s Dream

St. Patrick’s JNS, 2nd class, 24th June 2021

A long time ago there was a scientist called Billy. He always had a wish to time travel so one day he did.

He had had a dream about time travel and then he started trying to build a time machine but his dad said, “If it breaks, you can’t come back so I don’t want you to build a time travel machine.”

He started building the time machine anyway. He was done a week later.

A Dog's Dream

St. Anthony's NS, 5th class, Fighting Words Cork, 22 June 2021

Have you ever heard of a talking dog? I hadn’t either. There is an amazing talking dog who plays soccer.

His name is Andy. Andy was playing five-a-side street soccer in Tallaght, Dublin.

Andy worked very hard on his game and was seen by a scout from the irish academy.

Díoltas Chruella

Scoil Rónáin, An Trá Bháin, Leitirmóir, Co. na Gaillimhe, Ranganna 3-6, Fighting Words Chonamara

Is mise Cian an husky agus tá mé ag cuardach mo chlann. Lá amháin, thóg Cruella de Vil mo chlann.

Bhí mé brónach, bhí mo chroí briste.

Níl a fhios agam cá ndeachaigh siad ach bhí mé ag dul iad a fháil ar ais.

Fernando vs Macka Packa

Pope John Paul II NS, 4th class, 21st June 2021

Once upon a time there was an alien called Fernando and he lived on a float machine in a galaxy far, far away.

It was just a normal day and he was doing his renegade, a type of TikTok dance. He tried to get followers but his follower count was only at twelve.

Then, the tuna bellies came and started making TikTok dances with him.

Barriasaurus vs the government

St. Oliver Plunkett’s NS, 4th class, 18th June 2021

Once upon a time there was a dinosaur/human named Barriasaurus Rex.

One Monday, Barriasaurus Rex went to Aldi and found hand sanitizer that kills 100% of germs. 

Seeing this, made him afraid of the government because he knew that they wanted to find the sanitizer first.

​Banana Man Achieves his Dream

Gaelscoil Uí Earcáin, 5th class, 17th June 2021

One day Banana Man was at a radioactive plant. He took the plant and ate it.

He thought it would give him legs but instead he glowed yellow and he thought it was the worst decision he ever made. 

Steve the Robotic Cow Assassin, his friend, didn’t recognise him and he was getting a bit hungry. 

The Adventure of Mermaids

St. Mary's JNS, Clondalkin, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 17 June 2021

Nicole the Mermaid lived under the sea with her best friend Kara the Mermaid. They were swimming with dolphins. 

“Whose house are we going to meet up next?” Kara asked.

“My house,” replied Nicole.

The Story of Leafy the Leaf

St. Colmchille's JNS, Knocklyon, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 16 June 2021

Leafy the leaf lived in a forest and there were loads of foxes on the ground. He was just trying to be a leaf.

He was with his son Leafy the leaf junior. “Let’s get some food,” said Leafy the leaf. 

“No,” replied Leafy the leaf junior. 


Turtle Wars

St Pius X BNS, 6th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 5th February 2020

Doris Bonson, the Turtle was tired of his next door neighbour Christopher the Sea Pickle.

“Why do you want to Texit from Atlantis?” Christopher queried in the House of Bubbles, Atlantis’s parliament at No. 10 Drowning Street.

Just then, Ronald Mump, Doris’s best friend, suggested “We should build a wall of coral and kelp between the Seven Seas!!

King Jeff and the Power Gem

Catholic University School, 2nd and 3rd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 4th February 2020

Once upon a time there was a king called Jeff. He lived in a galaxy far far away. 

Jeff had a baby air dragon called Snowy.

He wanted to get the power gem which would allow him to rule the world. 

Bob’s Adventures

Kiltale, County Meath, 3rd and 4th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 30th January 2020

Bob the snowman wishes he could go on holidays to Italy.

His greatest fear is a chicken called Mike.

His best friend is Timmy the slug.

The Buttering

St Pius X BNS, 6th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 29th January 2020

Welcome to Jamaica!  And welcome to the best kitchen in the whole world!  I’m Bartholomew and my side kick is Toasty.  I’m a pound of butter and Toasty is a slice of toast.

I’m in a bit of a predicament now as some knives buttered me on to Toasty!  

But since I have super powers I can turn back into a solid pound of butter…. but for the time being I’m staying on Toasty.

The Destroyed City

St. Philip’s Junior National School, 1st Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 28 January 2020

Once upon a time there was a tiger called Stripes. 

He lived with his best friend Speedy Sly the fox.

One day they went for a walk and Stripes saw his enemy Alex the muscley lion.

Pancake Tuesday

Scoil Áine, Clondalkin, 6th Class. Fighting Words Wicklow, 23 January 2020

‘OW’ shouted Diana when she fell surprisingly harder than usual. 

She had fallen out of the Tree house again. Poppy climbed down as fast as she could, but she was too late. 

‘Ill never get used to this said Poppy as she rolled her eyes. Diana and Poppy met five years ago in another jungle tree.  

The Pink Giraffe Incident

Gaelscoil an Bhradain Feasa​, 4th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 22nd January 2020

There once lived an eyebrow called Paul.  He really wanted to get a job in an office in Dublin Zoo.

On his way to the interview he got really nervous.  He fell over and his eyebrow suddenly got very bushy.  

Suddenly, out of the blue, an eyelash arrived, her name was Billie Eyelash!

The Avocado Cat and the Disaster

Presentation Girls School, 4th Class, Maynooth, Fighting Words Wicklow, 21st January 2020

Once upon a time Alan the Avocado cat was walking through his Avocado stockroom. 

That day his house had been flooded with water. The toilet water had a lot of gross things in it.

Suddenly the avocado stockroom locked down: there was another flood! 

All Rapped Up

St. Mary’s BNS​, 5th class, County Wicklow, 9th January 2020

Jim the Rapper is in a recording studio. 

When he finished recording about potato and ham he was about to leave when he met Chuck the Rabies Squirrel.

Chuck screamed at him “I won’t eat you.” 

The Race to the Elixir

Presentation Girl’s School, 4th class, County Wicklow, 8th January 2020

One foggy morning, Joseph, an elderly man, woke up and ate breakfast. He had Weetabix and tea with his only daughter, Emily.

Suddenly his piranha fish, Paddy, grew in size and bit his daughter.

“Oww”, she roared.  Joseph jumped up and tried to help her.  

Zest Quest

St. Andrew’s, Booterstown​, 6th class, 12th December 2019

A long time ago the society of lemons created lemon squisher on a tropical island. All who entered the lemon squisher would enter lemon land.

It was Zesti the lemons greatest ambition to become the chosen lemon. 

But it would be a long road and Zesti would face many tough times on the seas of lemonade. 

Scar the Super-hero Cat

St. Fergals NS, 2nd class, County Wicklow 11th December 2019

Once upon a time there was a cat called Scar, the Superhero cat. 

His greatest wish was to have fish to eat.  His best friend was Tom, the talking cucumber.

One day, Scar saw a monster.  Prince Ben saved Scar from the evil monster.  

The Saviour of the Ice-wolf

St. Fergal’s NS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 10th December 2019

There was a wolf that lived on the top of Mount Everest, called Frostbite.

One day when he was half way through his dinner he slipped and fell down into the deep snow. 

Frostbite slid down the side of the mountain. He got a cut on his eye and he was mutated into a giant wolf with ice spikes on his back. 

No Milk

Our Lady of the Wayside NS, 6th class, County Wicklow,  5th December 2019

Octardo was a half-human, half-octopus who was really lonely.

One day he went to Supervalu where he met a lovely man called Bateson.

“Hello young man, today I woke up and sneezed three times,” moaned Octardo.

Squiggle-Pops and Yohan

Our Lady of the Wayside NS, 6th class, County Wicklow, 4th December 2019

One Friday, Squiggle Pops was in McDonalds.  He was getting a McFlurry, a big Mac meal with a latte and chicken nuggets. 

When he got his meal he first went for the nuggets and then he found one burnt one.  

So he kept it and called it Yohan because he liked it.

Crystal and the Fire

St. Thomas’ JNS, Jobstown​, 2nd and 3rd Class, December 2019

Once upon a time there was a Superhero called Crystal, she was the best Superhero ever. 

But one day she realised that the city, called Unicorn World had caught fire. 

Her best friend was Fury the Ice Wolf.

The Adventures of Bob the Banana

St. Mary’s National School, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 27th November 2019

Bob the Banana loved superheroes, but in his book of superheroes, which was called ‘Frankie’, the main superhero got eaten, and now Bob’s greatest fear is being eaten.

Bob loved reading about superhero history. His friend Psychopath, who was a hash brown, gave him the book. 

One day, Bob was in the fruit bowl reading his history book, when Psychopath whispered to him, “There’s a monster on the loose.” 

The Fairy Chase

St Thomas's JNS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 26th November 2019

Once upon a time there was a dog called Tutu the Killer Dog. Tutu is a killer cake-maker. But he also kills cats and fish to eat.

Banani the Banana was Spider Killer Cat’s best friend. 

They met in a haunted house earlier today at twelve o’ clock. 

Scott the Half Wizard

St. Kieran’s School, Bray, 3rd/4th class, County Wicklow, 21st November 2019

One day there was a boy called Scott the half wizard.

He was camping on an island when he fell into some deep water, nearly drowning. It was a full moon.

Selena the powerful witch had turned him into a merman. 

Timmy and The Mashed Potato

St Kevin’s NS, Tarahill​, 5th class, County Wicklow, 20th November 2019

Sienna’s Greatest Wish: Use Nanny’s mashed potato to smother the stick!

Sienna was walking through the park and Timmy the Stick killed her. 

She became a ghost and was petrified by Timmy ever since.

Dragorio and the Bees

St Thomas’ JNS​, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 19th November 2019

Once upon a time there was a dragon named Dragorio. 

He ate too many sausages so he was fat, so fat that he couldn’t fly. 

He couldn’t even lick his toenails. But one day there came bees and they made fun of him because he was fat and couldn’t fly. 

Joseph and the technicolour mystery

All Saints,  Blackrock, 4th, 5th and 6th class, 13th November 2019

Joseph opened his eyes to find Billy the cat lying on top of him, licking his face.  Joseph groaned because he was tired.

He quickly threw Billy off his chest to check the clock.  It was 8 o’clock and he was already late for detective school, again!

He poured himself a bowl of dry cereal. There was nothing he hated more than milk.

Loveheart and Froggy go home

St. Thomas’ Junior NS, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 12 November 2019

Once upon a time in the jungle there was a little puppy called Loveheart who was trying to find his way home.

In the lake he saw his friend Froggy the Frog. 

He saw that Barry the crocodile was in the water as well so Loveheart tried to save Froggy. 

Trarlee the Dinosaur

Scoil CholmcilleBallybrack, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 7 November 2019

Once upon a time there was a dinosaur and his name was Trarlee. 

He wished to be human. His greatest fear was Fred the Ant who would crawl on him when he was evolving and prevent him from becoming human. 

When Trarlee felt sad he would go to the little hole next door where Flapper lived.

Cube-Boy the Block

Powerscourt national school 3rd and 4th class, County Wicklow 24/10/2019

Cubeboy was on a boat being driven by Pilot cucumber towards Antarctica. 

However, on route in the Atlantic ocean the ship makes a mysteries turn to a canyon filled with hot fudge sauce. 

Cubeboy is getting very suspicious because he’s going somewhere he had not intended: the dessert desert. 

The Missing Family

St Fergal’s​, 5th class County Wicklow, 23 October 2019

One day there was a turtle who was looking for his parents on the beach. 

Sheldon was his name. Nearby was a shoe. It was red with white laces, very old and broken down and smelly. 

“Why are you on the beach?” the shoe asked “and what are you looking for?” “I’m looking for my mum and dad.” 

Halloween Night

St Attracta’s National School. 2nd Class, county Wicklow, 22 October 2019

Once upon a time there was a unicorn called Furball and his best friend Guts the Zombie Pumpkin.

They were going Trick-or-Treating. One of the houses that they passed was so scary that their eyes nearly popped out of their heads. 

They walked up to the house and a strange creature popped up.

Jeff, Joely and The Devil

ST ATRACTAS ​2nd Class, County Wicklow, 17 October 2019

Once upon a DJ, Jeff the DJ is born. When Jeff was 2 he wanted to be a DJ. His first fear of devils started when he was 1. 

He went to DJ school and he met his best friend there called Joely.

Jeff asked Joely ‘whats his name and what does he like to do. Joely said he wanted to be a football player

DJ the Alien and The Peacock

Scoil Colmcille​, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 16 October 2019

DJ the alien bought a house in Hollywood.  His friend, Misty, the scary teacher missed him so she moved in with him.

DJ bought a Zantoro car.  However, DJ didn’t like his house because there was a haunted house in front of his house.

DJ, being a wealthy alien, decided to move to the moon where he found what he had always wanted, a peacock called Jimmy. 

Svonsatron’s Great Escape

St Fergal’s NS, 5th class, County Wicklow, 15th October 2019

One day Svonsatron the alien crash landed on Earth. He landed in Area51 where people caught and trapped him. He was afraid they were going to kill him.

He said: “Gaba-laba-loo-loo?” This meant “where am I?” in Guferas language.

All the scientists were really shocked and wanted to investigate this alien. They put him in to a crate where Junior the dog was asleep.

The Rocking Wars

St. Joseph’s NS, Arklow​, 5th Class, County Wicklow, 03 October 2019

One horrendous day Rocky the Rock Monster went to school. 

He met Lexie at the door. “Would you like to come over to my beautiful cave later?” he asked anxiously.

“Of course I’d like to, I’d love to” she exclaimed.

Gertrude and the Battle of Plastics

St. Joseph’s NS, Arklow​, 5th Class, County Wicklow, 26th September 2019

Gertrude the turtle and Pelly the pufferfish were in the Marianas Trench. 

They were doing their daily litter check when they heard a big fart noise in the ocean. 

The whole ocean shook. It turned out that it was an underwater volcano that started shooting out plastic straws, other plastic rubbish and cans.