Yesterday, I received my new laptop, a MacBook Pro. It seems very sleek and well designed at first glance. The screen is edge to edge display and the trackpad is simple but much better than that of other computers.
I did a Center for Evaluation and Monitoring (aka CEM) test for the Consortium of Grammar Schools in Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton scoring 417. I came 1st in the Wolverhampton Girls High School (the range being 417 to 190). I have done well and hope I have done as well in the Dame Alice Owens test.
Explore learning-a tutoring center-is having a young writers competition for children aged 5 – 14. The theme was strange events & peculiar happenings. The story had to be 500 words or less. My story is based on a time-telling dog from ‘blow you mind’. I hope you enjoy it!
My Very Own Dog
I’ve always wanted my own dog. My own loyal greyhound or a sun-gold labrador. I was watching another episode of ‘Blow your mind’. There was a magnificent Scottish terrier that could read the time. How I wish I could’ve had him. Then he leaped out of the TV screen and barked:
‘Hello! I’m Timmy.’
I was bewildered. A talking, time-telling dog of my own. A wonderful gift from heaven, Timmy was. My very own dog…
I dumped my tattered school bag on my azure, soft, star-sprinkled bed.
Timmy woofed. I nodded. His paw touched my hand and my stomach lurched. We fell. Fear was a shadow looming over me. Panic washed over me. I felt that we would never land. Thud! Sand billowed up around us while the sun’s heat beat down. No footsteps, no tracks. Where could we be? The puppy clasped my hand. Bravely, we journeyed until we reached a walled-up city. The guards suspiciously let us pass and as we moved deeper in, Timmy realised:
‘This is ancient Troy!’
The tough soldiers were menacingly sharpening dangerously pointed daggers while we nervously scurried around. Everyone seemed starved, then, they brought a huge wooden structure in. It was a horse. I didn’t manage to get many good looks at the magnificent stallion sculpture before I began to fly upwards. We fell back on my bed curious to know what that was about.
‘We time-travelled I tell you!’
Timmy agreed with me. Timmy and Me. What a team of adventurers like Huckleberry Fin and Tom Sawyer. The elated team-mates high fived and once again, fell back in time to an unknown experience and adventure.
‘Timmy, where are we?’
‘Ancient Greece I think. No Tudor time. No. All the different epochs are mixed up!’
Nude Olympians were jogging down the street with phones; there were horse-drawn cars and even stone agers on the toilet! Time had gone haywire! Timmy simply opened a door in mid-air, twiddled with some invisible switches, then BAM! Flickering flames danced around us. When the flaming dancers finally distinguished, my small team discovered that we were back at home. Wearily, we nodded off to sleep or did we journey into the dream era?
When you go to secondary school you need to take a test. At Sutton Grammer school for boys they do a mock test and I came 10th out of 1268 candidates! Among the girls I came 2nd and I am really proud. Now I am aiming for 1st place.
Sutton mock test is a test they do so you can have a feel of the actual exam pressure. They give you papers to do and then a couple of weeks later they give you the results. Last year I came 63 (not counting the absent people) out of 1500 candidates. This year, how likely do you think it will be for me to come in the top 20?
At the moment I am preparing for the entrance examinations for secondary school and today I did a sample paper from St Paul’s Girls’ School that I really enjoyed doing. My favourite questions were questions 9&10. The paper is in three sections: A, B and C. A has 20 questions, B has 10 and C has 5. It was a little hard but I got around 89%. I hope you’ll have a go!