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Outstanding Story (Sub-junior) - A Very Different Journey To School

“A Very Different Journey To School” is one of the outstanding stories (sub-junior) of the first biannual International Short Story Contest 2019 written by Evie Russell, British International School Budapest, Hungary.

A Very Different Journey To School

Her day started as the Ugandan sun rose. Abbo knew it was gonna be another hot day. “Abbo Abbo!” her mother shouted “Please go and get some water from the river before you go to school”. She looked back at her small rounded house made of mud and her roof made out of sticks. As she walked to school she passed through the thick smoke from the fire that her mum was using to boil the water she had collected.

Walking down the hill she came to a muddy river which she had to walk through. As she entered the forest she heard the birds squawking and the monkeys howling. Abbo was really terrified.

She felt less terrified when she saw the crested crane because she loved its bright yellow crest. As she had been traveling for 1 hour she began to feel tired and hot because the sun got really hot. Suddenly she began to think what did the schools look like in Europe? And how did the people in Europe travel to school? What did the schools look like in Europe?

Abbo continued to stroll through damp dark green forest and she saw another river to cross. There was no bridge but she saw some logs that she could use to float across. Abbo sat on the logs and paddled her way to the other bank.

Finally when Abbo arrived at school she met her friends and went into class. Her first lesson was maths along with the other 40 children in her class. Her classroom was hot but she knew she had to concentrate because not everyone was able to go to school.

At the end of the day Abbo was exhausted she knew she had to walk back home before the sun went down.

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