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 Tom

Gates

Tom

 

Gates 

 

by ryan geddes 

 

Hi, my name is Tom Gates, but you can

 

just call me Tom. It's always so hard for

 

me to get up for school each morning,

 

but my teacher (Mr Fullerman) is

 

always wide awake. He probably could

 

win every staring contest with his

 

BIG  BEADY EYES. But he will

 

obviously say "it is not suitable for

 

your eyes if you play that game"      

 

because he is a health teacher.

 

 

One Friday morning at school, Mr

 

Fullerman was telling everybody about

 

the activity trip next week. "What!" To

 

be honest, I never knew anything

 

about an activity trip. So I told Mr

 

Fullerman if I could still bring in a

 

note that I hope he gives me. "Did you

 

lose your note again Tom?" "So I did

 

know about the activity trip?" So Mr

 

Fullerman gave me another note and

 

told me to bring it in as soon as

 

possible, and especially not lose it

 

again.

 

 

 

After school, I walked home with my

 

best friend (Derek) holding the activity

 

trip note hoping that I won't lose it

 

because it is so easy for me to lose

 

something, even my giant teddy bear

 

which is even bigger then me! When

 

we got home, I gave the note to my

 

mum and went to the market with

 

Derek to get whatever I need for the

 

trip if I'm even going.

 

Derek and I just arrived at the  

 

supermarket until I saw Marcus (very

 

impatient). He had a truck load of junk

 

in his trolly. He saw me and was

 

making me very uncomfortable by

 

saying that I will forget about the note.

 

So Derek and I went into the toiletry

 

section, then Derek asked me why I

 

in the toiletry section, I told him to not

 

worry. I put all of the toilet paper I

 

could find in the store into my trolly. I

 

went back to the isle where I saw

 

Marcus, but he was walking back to

 

his mums car to go home. Then I just

 

thought to myself, we don't have a car

 

to put our stuff in. So Derek and I went

 

through a very hard and uncomfortable

 

walk back home with all the toilet

 

paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Monday, my mum gave me the note

 

to hand in. I saw that the activity trip

 

was this week on Wednesday. When I

 

got to school, I handed in the note to Mr

 

Fullerman. Luckily it was the last day

 

to hand it in. So I had another normal

 

day at school in a while except for

 

when Marcus keeps saying things

 

about the activity trip, but that didn't

 

bother me because I already handed

 

the note in. When I got home, I started

 

to pack for the three day activity trip.

 

 

 

 

 

Today is the day of the activity trip. I

 

am so excited to arrive at school to

 

catch the bus with the class. I dragged

 

my luggage into my mums car then

 

drove off to school. For the first time,

 

I'm early. I got to school at seven 

 

o'clock, but I was still the latest to

 

come. When the bus driver loaded all

 

our baggages into the bus and I went

 

inside the bus, my mum waved to me

 

while I waved in excitment and the bus

 

went forward. 

 

 

 

 

While I was in the bus, I got car sick, 

 

and that's where the toilet paper comes

 

in. But before I could think about

 

getting some toilet paper, I just found

 

out that it's all in my baggage, in fact,

 

I couldn't fit anything but toilet paper

 

in it, yep I don't even have spare

 

clothes to wear. "Few," I made it to the

 

activity trip without dying.

 

 

We got straight into the activities for

 

the day. First, we did canoeing. I got

 

very unlucky becauase a stupid bird

 

flew right at my face and made my

 

canoe tip. Then I did rock climbing.

 

But my partner was Marcus so he made

 

me fall off the wall. So that was a bad

 

start. Then at night, I went back to

 

sleep.

 

 

 It's only the second day of the activity

 

trip and something bad, really bad has

 

already happened, I've wet my pants

 

over the night. So thats where the

 

toilet paper comes in. I rapped it all

 

around me with the help of my friend

 

Derek who also wet his pants. But that

 

all got covered, the bad news was that

 

we were late for the first activity, so we

 

just joined in for the next activity

 

which was archery. I thought I did

 

well, but others thought I did bad, I

 

got one white and non others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's already the last day of the trip and

 

Mr Fullerman's eyes gone beadyer

 

then before, it's like he was keeping

 

his eyes open for the whole trip, but

 

that can't be possible. We did the

 

flying fox, it was the most nerve

 

racking thing I ever did in my life.

 

Then our last activity was that we

 

could do anything that we wanted to.

 

So Derek and I got all my toilet paper

 

and started to throw it all over the

 

place. It was the best day ever.

 

 

 

 

 

Now that the activity trip finished, we

 

all hoped on to the bus, literally. So I

 

tried to hop on, but my foot hit the step

 

and I fell over. Everyone laughed, and I

 

laughed to, I thought it was pretty

 

funny. When we got back, my mum

 

gave me a big hug then we went home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The End