Address to the Lassies

Aidan gave his Address to the Lassies at the Wallacestone Primary 7 Burns Supper and Ceilidh tonight. It went brilliantly! See the video on Youtube. We’re so proud – so many people have told us how good it is and how well he delivered it. Thank you to all who helped and supported!

Here is the text – he wrote it all himself.

To the Lassies of Wallacestone,

I would like to wish a good evening to you all,
And I hope that you are having a ball;
I would like to say thank-you, like a perfect gent,
For making this such a fantastic event!

But the Wallacestone Lassies, I must admit,
Are often annoying, and pushy (a bit);
You seem to think you are always right,
And you never give in without a fight!

Now don’t get me started about your make-up and stuff,
You spend hours staring at mirrors – it must be rough!
And can you imagine wearing every single day –
All those weird powders and strange-looking sprays!

And hairstyles, you love to change them so many times,
You try more in a week than me in all my years combined;
You buy lotions and curlers, bows, ribbons and pins,
Not to mention mountains of bottles and tins!

Your obsession with phones seems absurd to me,
Constantly calling and texting – just as if it’s free;
You seem to spend a fortune just texting ‘Hi’ to a friend,
Whereas us laddies, it’s only important things we ever send!

Now your love for shopping takes you both near and far,
But to me shopping for shopping’s sake is totally bizarre;
You seem to buy a new pair of shoes every day,
Or maybe not that much, but it’s still loads to pay!

Now after all that, I must confess,
This was probably not the kindest address;
But Wallacestone Lassies, without a doubt,
You’re actually great lassies to be about!

Kind and helpful, and caring I know,
The bonnie Wallacestone Lassies are the heart of this show;
I thank you for listening, I hope you enjoyed,
And now to the lassies, a toast from the boys!

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Harry and Harrieta’s Adventure

Harry and Harrieta’s adventure. Wednesday 8th July 2014

One day Harry was flying around searching for food for his sister and himself. Then he saw a beautiful marsh harrier was sitting in her nest with her own eggs. So he stopped scavenging and flew over to her.

“hi there I’m Harry what’s your name?“ “I’m Harrieta and these are my chicks Mandy and James but there now old enough too live by them self now“.“but I see them occasionally.“. Do you want to come see my nest and my sister’s eggs“.“yeah sure why not“ “ok just tell me when you want to come ok bye“.“ bye “…

Later on that day Harrieta went too tell Harry she was ready. But Harry said that their egg had disappeared and his sister died of food poisoning. So Harrieta decided she would help look for the chick that was only 4 months old. And so they began to go east (because there was a note from the chick that said it was stolen by gobblie goop, the evil albatrican [albatross/pelican – Ed.] with rocket boosters on his ears).

Once they got to the most unusual point they could find they began to look for clues! “Harrieta, watch out for those rocks they’re poisonous, but gobblie goop`s favourite rock that he loves poisoning birds with.“ “Plus it’s absolute perfect ingredient for his poisoning birds potion that tastes and looks exactly like Tropicana fish“.“I’ll make sure I stay away from it now that I now“. Anyway they finally a clue there was bombs everyone so they began gradually and carefully go down the cliff.

Once they got down they finally found a trail of gloop that lead them strait to where gobblie goop was. They also saw the chick in a cage (it’s a boy) “it looks so handsome“ “yes yes he does“. They carefully sneaked in and hid and sending a message to the chick to distract gobblie goop while they made a trap. So once gobblie goop was distracted they set to work digging the pit once they did it up they covered it with strange slate. Then they sent another message to the chick saying they where ready and to lead gobblie goop to their trap.

First he walked into the one were his wings would get cut off then he smelt some poisoning food (he didn’t now that though). And lead himself tho the smell of the food and feel into the pit and are the food and lay dead.“yeah he`s finally gone for good“ “I now right“. They finally set the chick free and took it home. And of course they called him Ted.

The end

Written by Megan Wansbrough

Sea adventures

Friday 4th July 2014

There once lived a mermaid called Lily and her best friend Spark. One day there was a huge storm at sea. Lots of sea creatures got washed away into the deepest parts of the sea. Lily and spark were getting extremely worried about their pet fish Tropical and their pet dog Maya. Because they disappeared on the day of the storm. So they went out to lookout for clues, everything was wrecked apart from a deep cave called TEC, the endless cave. So after debating if they should go down into it or not they finally they decided they would get prepared and set out…

Later on that day they set out with their notebook, collecting bag and some dinner with all their under water tent and supplies. Once they entered the cave they started to explore. Suddenly “lookout spark , whew that was close you almost fell down with those rocks. “Are you ok though,“ “Yeah I’m fine, did you find anything?“ “No.” “Me neither“. “Come on lets keep looking“. Later on they found a note that said…

‘TEC The cave has an owner, his owner is Flamefly who can end the world unless someone finds my weapons vault 5000. Which there’s a button right behind, this note that leads you straight there…’

“oh no, the rest has been torn off, what are we going to do!?!?“.“ Wait, don’t bother, there’s a weird symbol on the back of it.““Remember we saw one that looks exactly the same…“ “Oh yeah, remember it was just down there, but l wonder what the button does.””Then how about you press it then spark,“ “I guess I should, why not, here goes…““`Whoa!!“.“That’s awesome!!!“…

They kept searching and searching to find the right weapons in the vault. Finally they found the right weapons since they went to the place they saw the symbol. 5 minutes later they were there and found the rest of the clue, it said…

Finally you shall find the symbol then you shall see the danger zone, thou shall fight for your life with your weapons…

So they did as they were told and began to fight. They finally managed to take on the major leader flamefly. Then they saw him attack, so they began to attack. 20 minutes later flamefly was dead and every one was saved. Now everyone had their pets back not injured and the sea was filed with life again. They were so happy they threw a great surprise party for Lily and Spark.

The end.

Written by Megan Wansbrough

My holiday

We went on a plane to Norway and we landed at Sandefjord Torp airport.  We went to an hotel which was near the airport.

One day we cycled to Ula which was about 3 miles away.  There is blue granite on the beach.

On another day we went to Oslo and saw a Viking ship.  I really enjoyed Norway!

During the second week of the holidays I went to skiing lessons at Polmont Ski Centre.