English 2 kicks off with a trio of disappointing factual pieces written over two days, towards the end of my second term. None of them were my idea, and it shows. This first one, Ceremonies, is actually inspired by watching the BBC Schools Programme Merry-Go-Round - something I only realised just now by looking it up on the BBC Programme Index. Occasionally we were asked to watch it and write about the programme afterwards. Clearly, I hated doing this and would much rather have written about robots blowing each other to bits. But unlike the last time this happened, this time I’ve learned a new skill to make it slightly more bearable. This time, I’ve added jokes. Obviously, the jokes are as lame as lame can be. My first attempt is about two people you don’t know - Helen and Elizabeth Easter, who lived next door to me at 3 School Terrace - so it hasn’t a hope of translating beyond a Fairburn audience. But even then, I doubt they’d have laughed. Then I suggest that Easter is a time when “hens lay lots of eggs” - something I knew wasn’t true, but it’s not funny either. And finally we get to the bit about pancakes, which I reliably inform you are called that “because they are cakes made in a pan.” At which point you know I was basically very bored and just trying to find some way of making it through the day. I don’t know if I was encouraged to write this way, but I got a tick at the end so it definitely wasn’t frowned on. Which is presumably why I kept on doing it. The mention of pancake races at the end makes me think we might have actually done some pancake races that year on the village cricket/football field. I do vaguely remember us doing things like that. But it could just as easily have been a detail from Merry-Go-Round. Other than that, this is a totally unremarkable piece of writing.
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Apeth Badly-spelt high-jinks with a purple gorilla from outer space!
Ceremonies
Ceremonies
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Happy Easter! A home made Easter card I made for my Mum and Dad
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The Flame in the Desert An evil fire threatens the safety of the world
Apeth Badly-spelt high-jinks with a purple gorilla from outer space!
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Ceremonies
 Ceremonies
English 2 kicks off with a trio of disappointing factual pieces written over two days, towards the end of my second term. None of them were my idea, and it shows. This first one, Ceremonies, is actually inspired by watching the BBC Schools Programme Merry-Go- Round - something I only realised just now by looking it up on the BBC Programme Index. Occasionally we were asked to watch it and write about the programme afterwards. Clearly, I hated doing this and would much rather have written about robots blowing each other to bits. But unlike the last time this happened, this time I’ve learned a new skill to make it slightly more bearable. This time, I’ve added jokes. Obviously, the jokes are as lame as lame can be. My first attempt is about two people you don’t know - Helen and Elizabeth Easter, who lived next door to me at 3 School Terrace - so it hasn’t a hope of translating beyond a Fairburn audience. But even then, I doubt they’d have laughed. Then I suggest that Easter is a time when “hens lay lots of eggs” - something I knew wasn’t true, but it’s not funny either. And finally we get to the bit about pancakes, which I reliably inform you are called that “because they are cakes made in a pan.” At which point you know I was basically very bored and just trying to find some way of making it through the day. I don’t know if I was encouraged to write this way, but I got a tick at the end so it definitely wasn’t frowned on. Which is presumably why I kept on doing it. The mention of pancake races at the end makes me think we might have actually done some pancake races that year on the village cricket/football field. I do vaguely remember us doing things like that. But it could just as easily have been a detail from Merry-Go- Round. Other than that, this is a totally unremarkable piece of writing.
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