100 w/c by Tadhg

“Wow! I have never seen the river bed so dry”exclaimed Jack. It was July in Cork. They were sitting down on a bench looking at the river bed of the River Lee. The river runs through the centre of Cork City. The sound of cars, people and birds was all they could hear, no sound of running water at all. The river was as dry as it had ever been. News reporters from all over Ireland where there reporting. Jack and Josh were chatting and eating their lunch. Suddenly a pigeon came and stole Josh’s sandwich. That was the end of that sandwich.

The Fish by Rose

“Ugh.. Huh?” I mumbled to myself. I sat up and looked around, I didn’t recognise this place. I saw a lot of old pictures of a cheerful family and it seemed like I was in a bedroom. I tried to get up but stumbled a bit. Holding onto the wall, I stood up and tried to get out of the room.

I saw a lady walking up to the room with some tea, “Ah, you’re awake! H-here have some tea!” She politely offered. I took some and we went to the living room.

“How did I get here?” I asked?

“I saw you fainted on the field, probably from the polluted air.” She explained.

We went outside to see two kids wearing face masks, sitting beside what was supposed to be river.

“I have never seen the river bed so dry before.” The boy sadly said.

“We won’t be able to talk to the fish anymore!” Shouted the other boy.

Was the air that bad we had to wear face masks?

And the river bed, when did it get this desperate?

100 w/c by Rorí

”Ouch!” I shouted.

“I’ve being stung by a wasp as we walked through the river bed” I screamed.

“Here have a Powerade” said mam

Out of nowhere my dad said “ I’ve never seen the river bed so dry”. As we walked further and further we saw a dirtbird. We went to pet it but it was snatched by a snake. We got terrified so we ran to a city called nantown. We looked back and saw that it had turned into a terridactile. We ran for three minutes and then we lost it. We heard a whistling noise we looked up and saw oval shaped thing falling from the sky. It was a bomb.

100 w/c by Nathan

“Ouch!” Said Jack “this river is hot”

”Well back in my day I always swam in this river we called it The Great Florida.”

“Be quiet Nan”.

“Ok Jack but all I’m saying is that I have never seen the river bed so dry.”

“Yeah me too, tell me Nan why did we come here?”

“Because Jack I want to show you what global warming can do to the things that you Love. So tell me Jack would you like if your favourite lake just disappeared.

“No Nan.”

”Ok so stop littering and help the world.”

The Dry River by Mya

“AHH,” screamed George. “What happened?” asked Rachel. A rat crawled across George’s foot. He eventually calmed down. “I have never seen the river bed so dry” said Rachel. They continued walking. There were rats and dead fish everywhere. There was a horrible smell of rotting dead fish. George accidentally slipped on a dead fish. “Ow,” Said George. Rachel burst out laughing and then helped him up. When he got up he saw that there was a giant spider on him. “AHHHH I’m going home,” he screamed. “Ay wait for me,” said Rachel. They walked home and they agreed to never go back there again.

100 w/c by Matthew

BANG! out of nowhere my friend John was destroying the fridge.

What are you doing John?

Putting my head in the freezer because it’s so warm outside.

Look out your window said John, I looked out my window and said “I have never seen the river bed so dry.

WOW! we better go outside and enjoy the weather.

So we packed our stuff and headed to the beach.

When we got there, there was a lot of people.

We put our bags down and ran in to the water.

The water wasn’t cold or wasn’t hot it was just right.

The River by Luke

We were playing tag in the massive forest. I was running until I tripped and fell down the hill into the river. “Come down here,” I shouted. “Ew what’s that smell?” Harry yelled. “You’ll have to come down to find out,” I replied hastily. “Right we are coming down,” said John. It was a river that dried out. “I have never seen the river bed so dry before” said my brother. “I haven’t either,” Adam said. “It’s from global warming,” Harry answered. “I wonder why they don’t teach us that in school,” said Harry. “Think they should,” replied my brother.

The River by Kyle

I was so excited to go back to the place where I had spent so much of my life, playing and having fun. I used to always have picnics in the park and go swimming in the river. As soon as I opened the door of my parent’s house and we spent a few enjoyable minutes hugging and having a chat, we ambled to the humongous park that I loved beside the house. I knew something wasn’t right straight away when we went in. The grass was yellow and dead. I exclaimed ‘I have never seen the river bed so dry! There are even rats scuttling around!’ ‘I know’, my Mam said sadly. ‘It’s because of climate change.’

Climate Change by Kayleigh

As my friend and I were on the phone she told me to look out my window. I walked over to my window and looked outside. The river was so dry I have never seen the river bed so dry before. “OMG!”, I said. My friend told me she put up a video about it on YouTube. “It’s about climate change!” She told me. “I’ll put one up too!” I replied. Stop polluting the earth. The earth is our home it doesn’t deserve to be polluted. Do your part to stop climate change. Tell your friends and family. Help the earth and save the animals.

The Two Explorers by Katie

One Sunday morning Bella and Molly went to explore the jungle. They were learning all about climate change so they thought just to have a look in the jungle.

Molly said she would bring snacks. Both of them brought a flashlight, blanket, snacks and water. Molly said goodbye to her family and so did Bella. They weren’t staying the night.

When they went out it was bright. As they were walking they came across something, it was a dried out river. “I have never seen the river bed so dry!” said Molly. “Oh no”, said Bella Molly fell in. They all started laughing.

The Drought by Emma

It started in a small town in Canada . My mam and I would go on a walk in a lovely park with flowers, lots of plants and trees. There was a river which had really clean and clear water. Our water filter was broken in our town, so we had to drink out of the river.

My mam and I went for a walk and to get some water, my mam screamed. “What!” I screamed.

”I have never seen the river bed so dry before.”

We called the police and they checked if there was anything blocking the river. They said no. In the shops all of the water was sold out. I think that someone blocked the river. I checked the north side that police didn’t check out and guess what I found? Lots of plastic bottles, lined up like a wall. I picked them up carefully, then everyone got their water back.

100 w/c by Eden

We were right in the middle of Summer, experiencing a heat wave. My brother and I had spent most of the Summer in the forest, since it was one of the only shaded areas in the town and it was close by.

We decided to do a walk by the river that day. We were walking on a path but I was confused since we should have already been there. Suddenly I noticed water on the ground and then realised it WAS the river. “I have never seen the river bed so dry before!” I told my brother. We were astonished but we decided to continue our walk for now.

The Dry River by Donnchadh

Yuck! A rat that is like the sixth rat I saw. With all of the dead salmon and pike, I have never seen the river bed so dry. This place is really smelly, it smells like rotting fish bait. I continued my walk through the dry riverbed. There are a lot of bugs. Wow! a deer I wonder why he is here? Maybe he is looking for water? I don’t know?

I was running low on water so decided to head back to my car. On the way I saw a king fisher bird. I am sad for all the animals that have got to look for food and water.

Climate Change by Daniels

Come said Josh, look at this the river is dried out I have never seen the river bed so dry said Toms.

How had this happened said Josh.

I don’t know said Toms maybe from the climate change.

It could be the answer we need to go to the bus because it will go in 10 minutes.

Ok said Toms let’s go. We arrived at Los Angeles at 11.47 pm it was a long ride home. The next morning we went to a scientist who told us about climate change and how long ago the river dried out, it was dried out for two years!

Temple Run by Callum

Boom goes the first trap of dust right in my face blinding my eyes.

Crash goes the next trap as the floor starts to sink into the ground as the exit door was closing slowly.

Finally, I got out of the temple. I checked my bag to see if I still had the golden skull.

I had stolen the golden skull because it would sell for millions of Euro.

But there were more challenges to face because the FBI were waiting for me at the exit.

I made a quick break for the river.

“I have never seen the river bed so dry”. I said

I was caught and I was being put in jail.

The Empty Riverbed by Ben

“Oh my goodness,” exclaimed Pat, “We can’t go for a swim anymore!” Pat and John were going to the River Wendy for a paddle to start the day nicely but the water was gone. “I have never seen the river bed so dry in my life!” said John amazed. “I guess we’ll just have to go back to the house.” said Patrick. As the two boys ambled home they saw 3 mysterious people walking with a massive container of water from what looked like the water from the river. “What are they doing?” asked Pat. “I’ll ask them.” as John approached them they ran like lightning to a black van. “AYE COME BACK HERE!” shouted John. John had no choice but to call the police.

Grandparents by Ashton

It’s the day, Lucy and Max are going to their grandparent’s house for a sleepover. They loved the midnight snacks, the games, the movies. When they arrived they went to grandad first. Nana was jealous and got their favorite candy from the press. When they saw the candy they ran straight to nana, “Nana can I have some candy please?” said Max. Nana said, “of course.” Then Lucy asked for some, Nana said she can. After they had their candy, they played tag for 2 hours then they had dinner. Finally time for bed, Nana would read them a story every time they were there. Nana said while reading I have never seen the river bed so dry before.

The River Bed by Amy

I was on my everyday walk with my dog. And we were going to the river like normal. We were walking for 28minutes and then we found the river…but something didn’t look right…I didn’t think about it and I just kept walking. I got to the river and there was no water……I have never seen the river bed so dry……and there was lots of plastic at the bottom of it. So I went home, got a bag, went back to the river and picked up all the plastic. I was there for about an hour.

The Drought By Alfie

It was a harsh day in Africa. A massive drought had hit. The village chief leaped in the empty river. “I have never seen the river bed so dry!” He exclaimed, “We are going to have to move to another water source,”. “You can either come with me or stay here you have until sun down if you are not here we will leave without you” demanded the chief. The villagers scuttled around grabbing their things. Some people wanted to stay others wanted to go but one thing was certain it was the biggest drought in the whole world’s history.

Drained by Aaron

My friend Alan and I have just arrived at a mysterious forest, that Alan says he swims at every birthday. While we were walking to the river I figured out it was called the River Reeve. Soon we got to our destination but Alan’s face dropped with sadness. It had been drained. “ I have never seen the river bed so dry”, announced Alan. Alan’s dad saw how disappointed we were so he brought us out for lunch, got ice cream and stopped at an arcade for a while. Alan and I were downhearted at first but soon after we were very satisfied with the day.