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Creative writing - I stand staring out at the deserted playground.

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English Coursework I stand staring out at the deserted playground. The rain lashes down hard on the windows and the wind howls around. I look around me and the carpeted floors have wet muddy footmarks stamped upon them, as individual crispy curled autumn leaves are blown though the doors as children rush in from the bitter weather. Their cheeks are a rosy pink and the cold crisp morning has left their hands like ice blocks. I enter the dining area and am filled with a sense of warm comfort as the heat from the kitchens sweep around me. However, the faces of my friends do not fill me with such joy. They enter looking lethargic and wind blown. Then in comes a puny first year. Tears roll down her face as a teacher approaches her. I look down to see a colossal hole in her tights, her skirt covered in the last of the leaves that stick to the wet mud that has soaked her skirt. She doesn't seem to know what to do. Crying is obviously the most obvious thing for this pint - sized first year. My hands still feel numb so I depart the hall to enter the toilets where the 'hhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmm' of hand dryers can be heard as the doors swing to and fro. ...read more.


The skies are clearing and a rainbow appears shining brightly across the sky. I turn as I heard a laugh from behind, only to see the puny first year once again but this time with a beaming smile on her face a new pair of tights on and a grey box pleated skirt. I cast an eye over the hall and am greeted by smiling faces and laughter from all around. I realise then that summer is nearly here. I glance back outside and there I see the grass and benches covered in blazers with people sitting everywhere catching some sun. I sit and look around. People are scattered everywhere, across the grass, waiting for school to begin. The hot morning sun is already shining down on us. Blazers are being used as blankets, as people laugh and talk. A few people are even lying across the grass, doing last minute homework or revising for tests they have in the day ahead. Window polish can be smelt in the air as football marks are cleaned off the glass panes. I shield my eyes as I hear my name being called. It is difficult to see with the light of the sun. ...read more.


We sit on our blazers, barely listening. Behind us we can hear the slight 'buzz' of the tractor, cutting the grass. The smell of freshly cut grass fills the air around us. We look around and see pretty pink and lilac butterflies fluttering from head to head. Suddenly the bell rings, we look at our watches in amazement. The double lesson has flown by. We rush to the machine to buy a drink to cool ourselves down. Already I can feel the ice-cold tropical taste of my can of 'Lilt' sliding down the back of my throat. As I near the front of the queue, I hear all the cans are sold out. The hot weather has made the cans in more demand than usual. There were non-left. However, my bottle of cool 'Volvic' did just the same job in the end. The heat in the sports centre is unbearable. The roof is glass, so the sun is just shining through. We make a wise decision and decide to escape outside. Once again, we join the rest of our year and spread our blazers across the grass. As I look around I realise I love summer. The sun makes the atmosphere around school so much nicer and friendlier. The puny first year then skips by with her friends and I know it is her favourite time of year too. ...read more.

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