Which Do You Prefer? Christmas or Easter?

Why Christmas is Better than Easter

Dear Easter Bunny,

Thank you for bringing us gifts again this year, but I think it’s time to let you know that Easter is getting way out of style, particularly compared to Christmas.

Here are three reasons why I believe this:

The first reason why I believe this is because you just deliver chocolate! Isn’t that soooo lame? Santa’s presents last all year, but chocolate, it’s gone by the next day or two!

The second reason why I believe this is because I get to sit on Santa’s fluffy red suit and ask for what I want. At Easter though, I can only see your coloured footprints, and only get to ask for chocolates.

The third and final reason why I believe this is because Santa is smashing you by flying in a sleigh with magic reindeer. You though just hop around wasting energy! No wonder no-one gives you food or drinks, but we do for Santa.

So after reading all of this evidence, I hope that I have been able to persuade you to try a little harder next Easter! You should be ashamed of yourself!

Best regards,

Alicia Engler

Why Easter is better than Christmas

Dear Santa Claus,

Thank you for bringing us gifts again this year, but I think it’s time to let you know that Christmas is losing its wow factor, while Easter has become a festival of fun and delight!

The first reason why I believe this is because some scientists say that 50% of the chocolate that you get at Easter is good for you and makes you happy, especially diabetics. Whereas Christmas makes some people unhappy because they don’t get the presents they wanted, and that creates negative energy.

The second reason why I believe this is because Easter Eggs are harder to find, which is more fun than just finding presents under a tree at Christmas with a ribbon on them. This means that it is better for your fitness and your problem-solving skills!

The third and final reason why I believe this is because whoever thought that letting a big man in a bright red suit creep through your house in the middle of the night is crazy! At any time of the year other than Christmas you would call the police! At least the Easter Bunny is dignified enough not to invade the privacy of your home when he turns up!

So after reading all of this evidence, I hope that I have been able to persuade you to be more like the bunny, and make your presents sparkle!

Best regards,

Sophie Knight











How To Be a Viking Raider


Sharp weapon

Wooden ship

Brave warriors

Big shields.

And wool

Greetings. My name is Sarah the Viking. I am a vicious and highly successful raider. If you want to be rich and famous, just follow my handy tips on how to organise and carry out a raid on a coastal monastery.

Step 1

You will need money to help you build the boat faster. I’d suggest you choose the medium ship, you will need it.

Step 2

Before you go any further please make sure you have these materials.             

 Step 3

If you’re reading this right now I assume you have all these materials. Choose a place to build your ship. I’d choose out of Strandybarm or Kaupang because they have wool and wood which is perfect.

Step 4

 Ok time to choose your crew. A berserker kills more people, a navigator helps make sure you don’t get lost on the raid; a sail maker repairs your sail if it gets destroyed, and last but not least are warriors.

Step 5

 Choose which route to take. Across the sea is quick but risky and along the coast is slow but safe

I’d suggest you take quick but risky because it’s basically the same as slow and safe but this is much faster.

Step 6

Where shall you land your ship? Just letting you know surprise is the most important thing so they don’t see you coming but don’t go too far or it will take a while to walk.

Step 7

Will you destroy everything after the raid or will you leave it all alone? Don’t destroy everything because there will be nothing there when you come back next time. If you collected all the stuff I guess you can burn it down but the chief will be mad.

Thank you for joining me with the steps but it’s time for me to go raiding with my crew.


Written by Alicia Engler

Visit To The Space Dome

Read the reports here.


Chapter 1

My Creepy Hallway

Every morning I get a shiver down my spine. I look at my extremely white door. Outside I have a pitch black hallway.

“Oh no! I’m late for school,” I said, looking at the round clock. I took a deep breath. I slowly kicked my blanket off my bed and walked to my door. I grabbed the door handle and slowly twisted it. I waited for five seconds. When I was up to three I heard a ghostly moan. I started shaking heavily. I closed my eyes tightly and opened my door. When I was in my pitch black hallway I felt something tickle my feet. I shook so much that I raced to the lounge room. I started to puff in relief. I packed everything I needed to go to school.

In class I couldn’t think straight. I wrote 1+1+=3. The teacher thought I was trying to get attention by writing that, so I got detention.

After school I touched the handle of the front door. I suddenly stopped because I saw a picture of a lady getting stabbed.

Chapter 2

Who Was the Lady on the Picture?

I scrunched the piece of paper up and tried to forget all about it. I suddenly had to go to the toilet. As I got there my eyes were filling up with tears because my mum was lying on the floor. with blood leaking out of her chest. Then a wave of memory went through my brain.

“That’s what that picture meant.” Then I saw another note. The note said, “LOOK OUT  YOU”RE NEXT”. I freaked our. I heard tapping and knocking on our door. I raced to the open window in the bathroom. I tried to squeeze through but I couldn’t fit. So I grabbed a hammer out of the door and bashed the glass until it broke. I suddenly heard footsteps behind me. I closed my eyes and felt for the window. I pushed myself through the window. When I was about twelve metres away from the house, the house blew up in flames. I saw something in the sky.

Chapter 3

My New Friend

It looked like Uranus. I realised it was coming straight to earth. I started to cry. Someone came up to me. She had brown eyes, black hair and beautiful tanned skin. She said, ” Hi, my name is Melody. Would you like to hang out with me? Don’t be scared. My parents died.”

“Really? My parents died too”, I said.

After an hour or so we became best friends. “BOOM”! We fell over with a thud.

“What was that?” asked Melody.

“I know exactly what that was. It was Uranus!”

Soon waves of water were crashing towards us. They went right on us. I swallowed a gulp, of water and I needed to cough. I couldn’t breathe., Melody was missing and my heart was pounding. A wave of water pushed me into a mountain. I gripped onto a tiny hole in the mountain and started to climb up. I needed to find Melody and so I dived into the water to find her. Suddenly I had to burp. So I did.

Chapter 4

My New Home

I ran out of breath. So I knew it was the end of my life for me. So I let myself die.My spirit flowed out of my body. Soon my spirit reached Heaven. I saw God and Jesus. So I gave them a big hug. After that I started doing gymnastics.

So I lived my afterlife in heaven. It was wonderful. W-wait is that…..It is….It’s Donald Trump. I’m so turning the other direction. I sorry I have to go now. So I will see you next time on the quest to find my dead mother.

Written by Alicia Engler