Week 1 by Aurimas

One nice summer day [I was a ninja] I was on holiday when I fought so! many bad guys and then I was eating and then it happened over the corner then the bad guys came I took the note and ran …I RAN AS QUICK AS I CAN……    but they got me they came to bad guys lair up on the mountain and I thought… well what a start… the bad guy said ha ha [we fought] thats all what you got I SAID NO ! i hit him as hard as I can all the ninjas came out of bad guy and we won ahand wata ending! …..THE END….

Man utd vs Arsenal by Ryan G

The referee blew the starting whistle. In the first 12 minutes, Wayne Rooney scores a header from a corner kick 1-0 to ,Manchester and i taught ”well what a start . 16 minutes have past and Theo Walcott scores a equilizer from a free kick 29 yards away from the goal. After a few minutes another goal comes in from Michele Carrick and the commontator shouts ”GOAL”2-1 to Manchester utd . Another one from Manchester utd a penalty was taken by Rooney,Valenca got fouled from Arsenal defender mertersacker 3-1 to Manchester utd.The referee blew the final whistle,final score was 8-2 to manchester utd

The Cinema by Bartek

It was a sunny day. I was spending my time with my friend Bidybongbong (he is an alien).We were going to the cinema to watch a movie called “Stupider Jupiter”.When we got there we got free popcorn and cocamola (a different type of cola)…….. and I thought well what a start. When the movie was over my friend spilled his Cocamola and before he realized he SLIPPED!!!!! and started to roll down the stairs,it looked like he was break dancing.I didnt want it to look like i was laughing but I couldn’t hold it and I laughed.And he said “I BROKE ME BONES AHHH!!!….

A DAY IN Tramore by Caedyn

Well and I thought well what a start when I got flung across the amusements all day long. My favourite was the rollercoaster and it was held up by bricks. it was super fast one of the fastest rides in Tramore  I went on a disc thing that went around and around in circles the tea cups made me super dizzy. I Almost vomited and the fun house was crazy fun. it had boxing bags and slides and big balls and the tea cup made me dizzy. After that I went to Dooleys for fish and chips.

Manchester United vs Manchester City by Jack K

Today may 1st Manchester Manchester United vs Manchester City in Old Traford in 5 minutes it is kick off and the ref blows the whistle and its live United take kick off and Jhan Mata passed it to Whane Rooney he passes to Paul Pogba and he takes a shot at Joe Hart and it manages to go past Joe Hart it to the back of the goal and I tought well what a start  and Man City take kick off and Navas runs past Luke Shaw and crosses it in to Kompany and he headers it at David De Gea in the 90th minute and he saves it and the ref blowsm the final whistle

The Zombie Apocalypse p.1 by Jack.M

Me and Gabrielle  were in the office and Gabrielle looked a bit nervous.”What if Brian has a stupid plan”said Gabrielle.”Its a zombie apocalypse,I think he’ll have a good idea”.said Jack.So we went to the meeting room.Emily was going crazy and Liam was shaking in the corner.”And I thought well what a start”. Brian told us the plan. It was so that me and Liam distract the zombies so Emily and Gabrielle can sneak up on them Emily will have a knife since she’s good with melee and Gabrielle will have a handgun and try get a head-shot on them so we went out did the plan and Sophie showed up and didn’t use a weapon but was a weapon.no one died people got really hurt but we killed all the zombies.FOR NOW!!!!!!

Once upon a spy : Cobras, Doomsday and Tigers by Ed

once upon a spy there was a mission a mission to collect a doomsday device from a dark temple. Suddenly out of nowhere approached a hooded  figure . Hello agent.C . And hello to you agent.T said the spy . Wow thought agent.C my first mission and I already get help and he thought  well what a start . All of a sudden the temple started shaking . Earthquake yelled agent.T yelled run ! They ran down the temple but agent.T fell. Run you fool she yelled . No I won’t  leave you . CRASH !!!!!!!! Agent.T was dead and who emerged from the temple but the villain who made the doomsday device the villain whose name was Doomsday.  See you next time on Once upon a spy .

Olimpics winning by Lennon

Olimpics:Day one bars I was last Max Whithlock was  winning.I was nerous but I suck it up and i won. I got a  16.989 and I thought “well what a start”.Day two PBars.I 1st 1st with a 15.982.Then Laois Smith came up.I won again.I was shocked that I won.And so on.Then the last avent.I got a perfect score.I met Simon Biles I was so happy.I got to met Tom Daley.I started to become a celebrity.The time of my life and then I almost died on a plane but I didn’t die.The fantastic ending the end.Story by Lennon jk by an alien.

hurling by Niall

we were playing ballygunner in gracedieu. we got the first point and i thought well what a start. ballygunner got the next one then before i knew it  was over over we lost.The next match was against Tramore in Tramore We won.We played Mount Sion next in Gracedieu we won buy a lot.We were told we would play Mount Sion next in the semi final we won but but not by as much we are now in the final. we will play Ballygunner in the final on saturday in Welsh park.

El Classico 1000 by Evan

Today I woke up.  I was so excited because Real Madrid were playing Barcelona for their 1000th time. They were playing up in space and I thought, Well what a start! So i turned on the TV, and settled on the couch for the kick off

In the first minute Real Madrid scored. At half time the score was 1- nil. Barcelona tipped off when Messi ran passed the team and scored. All square now, when Ronaldo gets the ball but Messi intercepts and goes for an overhead kick. The ball hits off a spaceship and rockets into the top corner.

The End 2-1!!


It was  Chelsea vs Manchester Utd.Chelsea were 1-0 down after 30 seconds and I thought “well well what a start” .Then after ten minutes Hazard played the ball through to Diego Costa he R.K.O’d the first defender he kicked another one in the face.He ran on to spear  the goal keeper and he scored.It was 1-1.The crowd was so loud but then it went quiet…..It was a penalty to Man Utd.Rooney took the shot he hit the crossbar the crowd cheered YES !!! The goalkeeper cleared the ball  Willian was running toward the goal and then the defender slipped Willian ran through and Willian scored.Chelsea won.THE END.

€1 Day in Tramore “by J.J.”

It was €1 day in Tramore Amusement Park. I went out with my friends and their parents. The weather was not good, it was cloudy and dull and i thought well what a start. My friends and I went on the Waltzers first but my friend Alex got sick all over Alyssa who was sitting next to him then Alex had to go home….

Next my friend Conor and I went on the roller coaster, there was a loop the loop and it was the best roller coaster I ever went on in Ireland. Then   we went on the Future Dance,that ride goes round and round up and down. Later on we got chips….


The Chicken Dream By Habib

I woke up in the morning and I went downstairs.And I saw a lot of chicken on the table. So I went upstairs to the bathroom to have a shower.And I saw chicken everywhere and I thought well what a start.Then I went outside and saw more chicken.Then I started running and then I looked back and saw chicken chasing me.I kept on running and more came.And then two huge chicken legs started chasing me.And then I kept on running.But one chicken leg was about to crush me.And then… I woke up and said to myself phew it was all a dream.

the war of 2123 by dylan

We were awoken by a noise. I got out of bed and ran to Lennons dorm and told him “come quick we need to get out of here sam is waiting at the center so we can escape” I said. Suddenly my phone rang it was sam. “Don’t come to the center it was blown up ill meet you at the space station” said sam. And i thought what a start to the day. We ran to the space station and got in a shuttle though the engine would not start. I call my cousin lexi who rushes over and fixes the engine and then me,lennon,sam and lexi fly to earth and escape the war. And live happily ever after. Or did we. Just kidding. Or am I!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Get ready……… a whole new bunch of authors are about to bring 100wc to life for 2016/2017! Come back and check it out from September 7th!

100wc Emerald Tour

Well. Where do you start! Julia visited our class (and our school) in April 2016 to talk to us all about the 100 Word Challenge.

Julia arrived early on the Friday morning, and we were all hugely excited to see her! (It would have been even better had I gotten the coffee that I had promised but we’ll gloss over that) Julia spoke to our 5th Class about writing, reading, spelling, and how it is important to just write. You can always go back and fix spellings. But Julia stressed the importance of reading. Reading to expand your vocabulary. Reading to open your mind. Reading for enjoyment. Reading to give you ideas for writing. When Julia spoke, everyone – literally everyone – listened intently. Julia speaks so passionately about the importance of writing that you can’t help but listen. She also spoke about the different types of prompts, which are her favourites – and in a wonderful move, asked our class which types that we prefer and why. Some very interesting answers from that!

After that, Julia spoke to 2 other classes who were just starting out on their 100wc journey, before we all walked the short distance to meet with Ms Whelan’s Class at Mount Sion Primary School, where a 100wc workshop would be held. Unbeknownst to Julia, what had begun as a visit to 19 pupils in our class had kind of ballooned, and, as we entered the hall, despite knowing the numbers we were gathering for this, the sight of 200 boys waiting to hear Julia speak and give some tips on writing was truly overwhelming. But what a sight – 200 boys in a hall, to hear how they could improve their writing and get ideas for coming up with stories. Julia spoke to everyone about 100wc, again emphasising the importance of writing, writing for enjoyment and for an audience, not to write in some copy that would end up on a dusty shelf. Writing for enjoyment, and writing to see that work read by others, commented on by others, recommended for the weekly showcase by others.

And that is the appeal of 100wc. The reading, the commenting, the recommendations are BY OTHERS. As a young writer for 100wc, you KNOW your writing is being read. You KNOW that you are getting real comments. You KNOW that your writing is enjoyed by others and valued by other writers and readers.

When we returned to St. Stephen’s, our class interviewed Julia about 100wc. The class decided on the questions themselves, and asked them and recorded them for broadcast on our class radio station. Julia, as she had been the whole day, was fantastic and again exuded passion for writing. That interview can be heard here: https://soundcloud.com/mrrussellsclass/100wc-chat-with-julia-skinner-april-22-2016

There’s also the very welcome side effect of partnering up with other schools. For the 100wc Emerald Tour, we worked with Mount Sion Primary School to plan the day. On 100wc.net, we have several partner classes that we trade comments with each week. That means that every pupil who submits a story gets at least one comment. EVERY pupil. EVERY week. You can’t replicate that kind of validation of your writing in a closed classroom setting.

Thinking of taking on the 100 Word Challenge? Stop thinking. Just do it. You won’t look back. You won’t regret it. And you will see interest in writing for enjoyment grow, you will see standard of writing increase. And you will wonder why you weren’t doing the 100wc long before now!